Chargers fullback: ‘Sky’s the limit’ for Manti Te’o

As Manti Te’o makes the leap from Notre Dame to San Diego, many wonder how he’ll be received by his new Chargers teammates after his infamous fake girlfriend scandal.

To veteran fullback Le’Ron McClain, it’s a complete non-issue.

McClain, who’s entering his seventh career season (second with the Bolts), gushed about Te’o during an interview with Sirius/XM NFL Radio.

“The guy came in, and he’s been working since he stepped on the field, stepped in the weight room,” McClain said, via  “He’s caught everybody’s eye to see that he’s a great player.

“I just think him handling this situation, everything that was down on him, he was still showing faith.  He just wants to play football and be the best player he could be. I don’t even think about the [hoax] no more.”

Every NFL player — big or small, first overall pick or Mr. Irrelevant — experiences their share of teasing, and, to an extent, hazing. Te’o’s first year will be no different, especially after the Chargers’ knee-jerk decision to block him from any media contact.

That being said, McClain pictures a bright future for the second-round linebacker.

“The sky’s the limit for [Te’o],” McClain said. “I’m looking forward to seeing him on Sundays.”

Zack Kelberman
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