Scoop: Manti Te’o is snubbing the opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl, according to Bleacher Report. The Senior Bowl Twitter account tweeted that Te’o has declined his invitation.
Significance: After winning numerous awards for his play this season and becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist, Manti Te’o and the Irish defense got run over in the BCS National Championship Game against Bama.
Story: After a year of impressive work on and off the field, Manti Te’o ended his award winning season with question marks. Despite all of the pregame hype surrounding Notre Dame’s defense, Te’o was a non-factor in the big game. While scouts are left wondering if Teo can make it in the NFL, we’re left wondering what his motivation is for skipping the Senior Bowl.
— Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 15, 2013