The former Notre Dame linebacker, who drew a crowd of reporters like no other player ever before at the combine Saturday in Indianapolis, will make a public autograph appearance next month in Rosemont. Te’o is scheduled to appear at the Mounted Memories sports show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Sunday, March 24. From the Tribune:
Fans can pay $80 and $100 to have items signed by Te’o a month before the NFL draft. Inscriptions are an additional $30 and fans can pay $80 to have a picture taken with Te’o. He will be appearing at the same time as Bears Hall of Fame linebackers Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary.
Te’o was impressive in interviews at the scouting combine but didn’t run as well as he probably hoped Monday afternoon. He was timed at 4.81 seconds, unofficially, in his first 40-yard dash and 4.80 in his second attempt. Scouts would have liked to see Te’o boost his stock with a time in the sub-4.7 range.