While there is no evidence that the Heisman hopeful has been paid in any form, the school isn’t taking any chances in a potential violation of NCAA bylaw 184.108.40.206.
“We decided to take this measure as more of a proactive approach to protect the eligibility of our student-athletes,” said Louisville spokesperson said in a statement to ESPN. “Furthermore, certain steps needed to be taken to insure that third parties were not benefiting commercially on the signatures of the student-athletes.”
Back in 2013, Texas A&M‘s Johnny Manziel was accused of signing autographs in return for $7,500. The following season, then Georgia running back Todd Gurley was suspended four games for receiving $3,000 for the same offense.
Jackson has put up huge numbers through five games, throwing for 1625 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 688 yards and 14 scores.
Copyright © 2016 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Source: The Score