and how exactly is it classless? You act as if gay is derogatory.
The only classless thing going on here is, being gay + playing football isn't allowed at this point in time. There are NO openly gay players in the NFL. The only ones usually come out after their playing career is over. It's the sad truth.
Manti Te'o is clearly gay. He made up a fake girlfriend to cover up his closeted homosexuality. You can't be openly gay and win the Heisman, or become an NFL star. Now is not the time for him to come out of the closet, because he still could have a successful NFL career, which could be shattered if he came clean right now. Until he just admits why he came up with this story, it will keep getting more bizarre.