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Manti Te’o faces the music at scouting combine

INDIANAPOLIS — The man who has become a national punch line took to one of the podiums in the NFL Combine media workroom Saturday afternoon, dozens of reporters in chairs, standing on chairs, and jockeying for position for the most anticipated news conference of the week.

The garish Under Armour-issued shirt linebacker Manti Te’o wore was a red camouflage pattern, and few would have faulted him if he had used it to blend into the background rather than answer questions for more than 14 minutes, the vast majority of which concerned the revelation in January that his deceased girlfriend, who had supposedly died just hours after his grandmother Sept. 11, was nothing but a hoax.

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