Brian Te’o or somebody claiming to be him has posted on the “Manti Te’o ‘Official’ Fan Club” page on Facebook, asking for a boycot of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Manti Te’o is, of course, Notre Dame’s All-America linebacker. The person claiming to be Brian Te’o posted a complaint about the newspaper running the headline “Bowled Over” on a photo of Alabama’s Eddie Lacy, well, bowling over Manti Te’o.
Here’s the post: “Our family has been very gracious to the Star Advertiser by providing interviews and photos of our son in the recent weeks. On our way home from Miami we were “privileged” to see how the Star Advertiser returns that favor by posting a photo of our son “presumably” being “bowled over” by the Alabama RB. So, from this point forward, Star Advertiser you have been officially black listed. I will no longer agree to any more interviews, sharing of photos, or anything else, and I will encourage all who have a subscription to your newspaper to not renew. Be more responsible in the future…if you can.” Brian Te’o
The best response on the Facebook thread came from Facebook user Todd Hinckley: “Should I cancel my Directv because I had to watch his missed tackles for 3 hours ?”
In honor of Brian Te’o, here’s another photo I’m sure he’ll like, courtesy of my friend and co-worker, Gary Cosby, who got this shot of Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon bowling over Te’o.