Manti Te’o scandal coming to an end?

Published On February 23, 2013 | By Tyler Scionti

Many have been asking questions about the bizarre hoax surrounding Manti Te’o, but after he finally opened up about the way he handled the situation in a candid question and answer session on Saturday, it seems he is ready for this mess to end.

Te’o fielded several questions surrounding the hoax that dragged on through the winter and lit up the media boards as writers and fans alike wondered what exactly was going on.

“It was a just whirlwind of stuff for me,’’ Te’o said. “For me, you’re a 22-year-old – a 21-year-old at that time – and just trying to get your thoughts right, everything is just kind of chaos for a little bit. So you let the chaos die down and wait until everybody’s ready to listen.

“The way that we did it I felt worked best for me. I’m just very grateful for those who helped me get through that time because I think it went over as smoothly as it could.’.”

Te’o has still faced regular scrutiny from the media; however he seems ready to forget about the hoax as he looks to have a possible career in the NFL. Luckily for Te’o the incident will not impact his being drafted into the NFL, however that does not keep reporters and coaches asking about what happened. While Te’o certainly may have lost a few months due to this scandal but at least his future will not be affected, at least he hopes it won’t.

Te’o remains upbeat and optimistic about the future as he hopes to move on with his career. While the scandal may have harmed him in the short run, but his most recent press conference and new outlook on his future may help him in the long run.

”I’ve learned the difference between things I can control and things I can’t control,” said Te’o.  ”Whatever team I go to, I’m just going to be me and work hard.”

While the controversy surrounding Manti Te’o may seem to never end, it seems that he is ready to move on and hopes that the media will follow his lead.

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Hi I'm Tyler Scionti, I'm a member of the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross where I study English and Economics. At school I cover a variety of sports while also writing a beat column on the Boston Red Sox.