NFL Team Asks Tyler Eifert If His Girlfriend Is Real
It’s hard to know when, if ever, the Manti Te’o catfishing jokes will subside.
This week, Te’o's teammate and tight end prospect Tyler Eifert was asked a question in obvious mockey of the former Notre Dame linebacker. From Yahoo! Sports:
To kick things off, the team’s head coach asked Eifert, “Do you have a girlfriend?”
“Yes,” Eifert responded.
“Is she real?” the coach shot back.
Eifert – and everyone else – burst into laughter.
It’s one thing to question Te’o himself, as NFL teams are making serious investments into the players they draft. But is it another to crack jokes at his expense?