Or maybe it's as some people speculate and the whole thing was made up so he had a cover for being gay. Which would be kinda sad.
Honestly, I think that's the worst outcome. If he knew about it and lied for media attention, that's some justifiable anger, but whatever.
If he didn't know about it and was legitimately invested, that's sad, but he just looks stupid and moves on.
If he did it on purpose to hide his sexuality, his life is going to suck. Being a gay Mormon is grounds for excommunication, and I figure Notre Dame (and football teams in general) aren't too huge on the MSM front.