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Teddy Bridgewater bought his mother a bright pink Escalade

Teddy Bridgewater is one of the most likable players to ever come through the University of Louisville and this story only solidifies his spot on the short list of Cardinals we’ll root for at the next level.

Bridgewater, who will soon hear his name called at the NFL draft, recently surprised his mom with a bright pink Escalade, fulfilling a promise he made to her as a 9-year-old boy. He said they passed an Escalade on their way home from football practice one day, and he told her he was going to get her a pink Escalade with pink rims whenever he made the NFL. The pink symbolizes her fight with breast cancer, and because 9-year-old Teddy thought any woman would like a pink car.

Watch the story and the big surprise below in the video by Spike Lee:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

72 Comments for Teddy Bridgewater bought his mother a bright pink Escalade



  1. Michael F. Jox
    11:25 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Sweet story and all but the pink SUV look was found to be incredibly tacky like 7 or 8 yrs ago. Good lord that’s ugly.



    • JoeMoney333
      11:31 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      We have a winner for “Most stereotypical comment section comment”!



    • UKfan
      11:38 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Please explain how the comment stereotyped. Its an opinion.



    • Michael F. Jox
      11:39 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Joe – What’s so stereotypical exactly?



    • BillyDaBull
      12:33 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      L1C4!!!! Card Nation Forever! Go cards!



    • Actually...
      12:42 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Man… Our big brother really sticks it to us in the pooper. I wish our former players had that much success. Ours go to prison (richie)



  2. Musehobo
    11:26 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Good for him…and his mom.



  3. Daniel Orton's Father
    11:30 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Hez a Gooooooooood Kid….



  4. CJTank74
    11:32 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Cool story. I can’t stand Spike Lee though…



  5. DC_Cat
    11:35 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Probably wanted to save that money Teddy. You’ll be out of the league in 4 years.



  6. Beaumont
    11:36 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Good for Teddy & Mom! Good story! He’s a good son. I wish him the best.



  7. Clint Hurtt
    11:38 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    A dream since he was 9? My man’s had his hand out for a long time.



  8. CatLanta
    11:38 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    He get that on credit???



    • Han
      12:59 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Presumably his agent fronted him.



  9. Big Blue Coming At You
    11:45 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    I’m just curious how that was paid for considering he just left college and the NFL draft hasn’t taken place yet?



    • BeastmodeKP
      11:50 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      I’m sure it was a loan based on his future earnings. Pretty sure that’s not uncommon.



    • The Loco Pollo
      12:11 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Likely a loan from his agent. Or if he’s gotten any endorsement deals, it could come from that.



    • Dr Phil Good
      12:13 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      We live in a buy now, pay later society

    • Look at all the UK players that start signing stuff for money as soon as their last game as a senior is played or they declare for the draft. It’s no different. Also, don’t some of these guys sign shoe deals and the like once their eligibility is up or they declare early?



    • BillDozer
      12:39 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Great story, but at least wait until you have a paycheck to pay cash (assuming he got a loan). I know he can repay it soon but still….usually you just get what you can make monthly payments on and not what you can afford.



    • cmon people
      1:01 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      assuming he doesn’t buy his mom a new car EVERY YEAR, I’m sure he’ll be quite fine. Just take it for what it is, a nice story, and not be all gloom and doom. Some of you must be miserable humans to put up with…all the negativity.

      There is a good chance he has already inked a deal with an endorser or two (probably nike). Did you see how many times they showed Nike products in that video (nike footballs, nike sweats, Jordan brand hoodie, nike shoes….)? I’m pretty confident he’ll be ok.



  10. Eric
    11:46 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    That was really good. Give em hell Teddy.



  11. Church Lady
    11:46 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    I see a young man wearing very light loafers.



  12. curious
    11:48 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    How did he afford that? Hasn’t even signed a contract yet? Fishy



    • idiot
      11:58 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Your an idiot. people at the bank know he’s about to be a multimillion air..so they wil give him the money. Hell Lebron bought a hummer in high school because they knew he was gna be rich.



    • SteelyDanny
      12:04 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Here that, stupid? A multimillion air, he says!



    • DC_Cat
      12:06 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      ^ Actually sir, you are the idiot. Lebron’s Mother bought the Hummer, not Lebron. That was why suspicion was raised becuase she was barely above the poverty line. While the point remains, your facts are incorrect. And those loans are common, usually at absurd interest rates.



    • UKfan
      12:44 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      lmao at SteelyDanny



    • HAHEHO
      12:55 am May 7, 2014 Permalink

      “Your an idiot”, “multimillion air”, “Here that, stupid?” – I always find it funny when people can’t even insult people the right way. Know the difference between, “your” and “you’re” and “here” and “hear” before you go making fun of other people.

      Also, “the people at the bank” would never just write a loan on the assumption he gets drafted. You have to show financial stability and an ability to pay back the loan before the bank gives you anything. This has to be on paper. Which if his loan is based on him playing in the NFL, is not on paper yet. Now, his agent/the firm will give him the loan on that assumption and is likely what happened. It is not an uncommon practice in the sports/entertainment industry for agents to do this for their clients.



  13. Korean Tacos
    11:48 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    It’s called a loan, folks. Banks like to give them to people who are going to be millionaires.



    • CatLanta
      11:51 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Don’t know many lenders who will give out that kind of change on a whim. I know he’ll be rich…one day, but that’s a heck of a loan on college credit!



    • Korean Tacos
      11:52 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Have you watched the NBA/NFL draft? You think those suits are free? And if a kid has an agent, that makes it even easier.



    • Azubuike's Bicep
      11:58 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      They get their up-front money from the agent/agency. The agent knows what kind of money he will be making, and fronts him money to do stuff like this. It’s done by everyone, and is perfectly acceptable considering he is no longer in college.



    • Hey Bicep
      12:03 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      How is your wife and grandmother doing?



    • Azubuike's Bicep
      1:10 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      ^^^ I don’t get it.



    • HAHEHO
      12:57 am May 7, 2014 Permalink

      It isn’t the bank that loans them the money. Banks will not do that. Yes, it does happen all the time but it isn’t from the bank. It is from the agency representing the player.



  14. piedma schwartz
    11:53 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    My, what a tasteful gift! Nice to see a departure from the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300C’s and Chevy Impala status quo. The pink paint, how modestly chic!



  15. No Russ?
    11:54 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Shouldn’t this also have some sort of update on Russ Smith farting a rainbow or something? Or are we saving that for its own VIP entry?



  16. theWilkman
    11:58 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Agents loan their clients money for this kind of stuff before they are drafted. Why do you think they all wear $5000+ suits to the draft?



    • theWilkman
      11:59 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Aaaaand this point was made twice as I was posting it.



  17. Indiana Tom
    12:00 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Good for Teddy and his mom. No better friend than your mom and glad to see them join hands in prayer. He has certainly been blessed and I will be pulling for him at the next level!



    • schwing
      12:10 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      the people who aren’t blessed are asking why.



    • Bristles at Epistles
      5:42 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Hey look! Someone of faith!! Attack!! Attack!!



  18. Travis Henry
    12:08 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Gonna need lotsa room for those grandchiltrins and all of their baymamitas!



  19. the_ghost_of_ronnie_lyons
    12:25 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    If you ever ask yourself “are people really this stupid?”….. just read most of these comments and you your answer will be confirmed.

  20. Look at all the UK players that start signing stuff for money as soon as their last game as a senior is played or they declare for the draft. It’s no different.

    Also, don’t some of these guys sign shoe deals and the like right after their eligibility is up or they declare early?



  21. Patrick Strong
    12:34 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Good for you Teddy Bridgewater, give it to them, Son. Wishing the best for you..



  22. BluKudzu
    12:49 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Gee, don’t I feel completely useless, by purchasing as a gift, a hanging basket of half dead flowers, to give to my mother, on Mother’s Day. At least they are pink. Thinking epic fail here.



  23. You've got this fanbase screwed up
    1:32 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    I cheer for NO cardinal at ANY level. Get that ish outta here.



  24. You've got this fanbase screwed up
    1:39 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Because nothing says I did this just for you mom than a camera crew and a sap story to boot. Get the attention while you can teddy you’ll be outta the league in a couple years.



  25. WTF
    1:45 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Seriously some of you are a couple nuggets short of a happy meal. I hate UL as much as anyone, but the kid bought his mom a car to thank her, and it happens to coincide (color) with her fight against breast cancer. Some of you are just idiots.



  26. mike
    1:48 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Wouldn’t it be nice if people like Bluegrass, would just, go awayyyyyyy.



  27. Wayne metcalfe
    1:54 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    This bucktoothed retard can join Russ Smith and go screw a goat. What’s with ul players making headlines here? Stop with this crap.



    • papasnapp
      2:27 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

      Jeez, zero class. If you don’t like the headlines, move along. Real simple. Life it too short for the hatred that you spew.



  28. RealCatsFan
    2:32 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    I have a lot of admiration for Teddy, even though he played for The Dark Side and had an affiliation with Clint Hurtt. Nice story – I like seeing a kid who respects and takes care of his / her mother. That is your one connection to this life that you have to cherish. Mine is 84 and has been in and out of the hospital this past couple months. Cherish every day you get with them. Also, looking at the picture, you can see that he looks just like his mom.



  29. RealCatsFan
    2:34 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    And for all the people b!tching about the article being on KSR, it gives equal time to the ones they post that make fun of UofL players – like Mango getting arrested. It’s a sports blog, and when news is slow, you will get some posts about our rivals. Deal with it.



  30. brain
    2:42 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    According to this site every ul player they talk about is the greatest kid ever. Who cares?



  31. Dave chapell
    2:50 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    I’m rich bitch



  32. Blue To The Bone..
    4:05 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    My guess is that Charlie Strong and Clint Hurtt bankrolled that the day he singed and he couldn’t get it until after they hightailed it out of town



  33. mlvei
    4:26 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Thank you Teddy for remembering your mom. Someday, if you feel like me, you will be glad to give anything you possess to just spend five more minutes with your parents. Enjoy their presence and respect your time with them.



  34. Ryan
    7:07 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    As some of y”all have had enough sense to note how banks loan money on future earnings, thank you. I’m in the car business and a good friend of mine sold Anthony Davis a new Mercedes just a few weeks after he declared so he didnt have a deal yet either. It is common practice! Some of y’all dont have enough sense to get in out of the rain! And no I’m not a Card fan just have a little sense!



  35. bob
    7:29 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    #26 maybe so, but he will have money and a degree. He is the only underclassman out of 140 players to have earned his degree.



  36. DILLIGAF
    8:48 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Just look at all the butthurt KY fans. Man oh man.



  37. DILLIGAF
    8:49 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Just look at all the butt hurt whiney KY fans. Man oh man.



  38. Gravy
    8:51 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Good lord, you people amaze me. Look who’s YouTube channel this is: CADILLAC. It’s called free publicity. They give away a $50,000 whip, create a lovely story, and get a shit load of good pub. It’s not that hard. Who cares where the car came from, anyway. It’s a nice story.



  39. katdaddy
    10:07 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    I’ll never like the Tards! But i do like this story and Wish TB the best in the Future. He seems to be a good Kid.



  40. SniffSniff
    10:17 pm May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Darn allergies,,,,,,,,