Pundits are asking whether Notre Dame
star linebacker Manti Te'o is gay after reports surface that his dead
girlfriend was a hoax.
Te'o, a finalist for the Heisman
Trophy, inspired countless fans by leading his team to victory hours
after learning of the death of his grandmother and girlfriend.
on Wednesday reported that the girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never
existed. Te'o, who said his love affair took place online, has
claimed that he is the victim of an elaborate hoax.
On The LaVar Arrington Show,
former NFL player LaVar Arrington and co-host Chad Dukes speculated
on the possibility that Te'o, a devout Mormon, created a Twitter
Dukes said the possibility that Te'o is
gay “makes a lot of sense.”
“Let's hypothesize, he's gay. He is
a star football, college football player, with beautiful chicks
surrounding him, propositioning him all the time with all kinds of
media asking him, 'Are you dating chicks? Do you have a girlfriend?'
All the time.”
On Mike Francesa's radio show, a caller
asked: “Is Manti Te'o the greatest homosexual linebacker of all
For his part, Te'o isn't talking.