This is the worst thing the Chargers can do. It is better to get all the jokes and questions out of the way now. By trying to shield him they are only making the situation into a bigger story.
It is only going to make the media write more stories about Te’o and be more interested in what he has to hide. Te’o should just embrace the fact, he is always going to be part of a running joke, that’s life. His life could be a lot worse, so stop running from the media.
Per Chargers spokesman, Manti Te'o will be unavailable to speak to media until June 11-13 minicamp. "Organizational decision," he said.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) May 20, 2013