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UofL: No violation in Bridgewater autograph controversy

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After reports linked Cards quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the same memorabilia dealer who said he paid Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel to sign things, UofL fans became a little nervous.

Bridgewater is not a guy this program can afford to lose, and according to the University of Louisville, fans don't have to worry.

Bridgewater, South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney and Ohio State's Braxton Miller were somewhat implicated Wednesday afternoon.

The University released a statement saying that they educate all student-athletes that it is not permissible to sell autographs or any memorabilia.

Football sports information director Rocco Gasparro added, "We have spoken to Teddy Bridgewater and we are comfortable that no violation has occurred."

Head coach Charlie Strong also addressed the issue after Wednesday's practice and said, "What's tough is that with the autograph session, a guy can get your autograph and you have no idea what he's going to do with it, so if he sells it or whatever, if you're not getting anything from it, which our players aren't getting anything from it, you can't control it."

Bridgewater was at practice Wednesday, which was the final of two open practices.

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