LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- UofL has released a statement involving star quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater:
“We are aware of many of the items for sale online that have been autographed by several of our student-athletes with remaining eligibility. As we are required to do by NCAA rules, we regularly review these items and send correspondence to the seller(s) requesting they remove the item for sale.
We have and continue to educate our student-athletes that it is not permissible to accept any type of compensation for their autograph or the sale of memorabilia. We have spoken with Teddy Bridgewater and we are comfortable that no violation has occurred.”
The issue is not that an autograph was received, it's whether the players in question received money for those autographs.
It's an issue that's already led to trouble for reigning Heisman Winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M.
It was pointed out that an autograph broker had for sale on the Internet signed memorabilia from the likes of Johnny Manziel, Jadaveon Clowney, Braxton Miller and Teddy Bridgewater.
WHAS11's Sports Director Kent Spencer has more in the video above.