Teddy Bridgewater's Mom Asked Charlie Strong To Keep Agents Away

USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, news broke that Charlie Strong had penned a letter telling agents to stay away from his players and their families. Today we're finding out why.

Rose Murphy, the mother of star Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, says she was being harassed by agents and runners so relentlessly that she asked Strong to do something about it.

"It was horrible at first, they were coming out of the woodwork," said Murphy, who added it all started after the Cardinals' Sugar Bowl win. "I learned who runners are. You had people speaking for them (agents). It was crazy, I was being set up."

Murphy recalled a friend of a friend calling and asking her to stop by a restaurant so that she could take a picture with a big fan of Bridgewater.

"They were like, ‘Oh my brother is in town he's just crazy about Teddy and he just wants a picture,' " said Murphy, who beat breast cancer and left a survivor's function to meet them. When she arrived at the restaurant, "They pulled the (agent's) portfolio from under the table."

"That was the craziest thing that happened to me."

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"I spoke to Coach Strong and told him he needed to get (those) people off of me," Murphy said. "So he came out with the letter."

So that should put to bed the "Charlie Strong is just doing this to make himself look good" theory bandied about by some members of the media yesterday.

The man's a protector of innocent women and children the world over. The hero Gotham deserves.

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