"But until the mushroom cloud of a Deadspin report enveloped his life Wednesday, Te'o was considered to be all that was right and good about college football. He was more than an All-American linebacker from Notre Dame; he was an ideal, a template for integrity, compassion and humility.
Te'o might still be all of those things. Or none of them. We still don't know for sure."
While his squeeky clean image may be tarnished (for now, at least), it really won't mean squat as far as him being a first rounder in the draft. At worst, it might only impact future endorsement deals.