Teddy Bridgewater is going dark on social media. The standout Louisville Cardinals quarterback is taking a page from reigning two-time NBA champion LeBron James’ playbook and shutting down his Twitter account to avoid potential distraction in a season with high stakes for the Cardinals.
Bridgewater tweeted the news on Tuesday:
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) July 24, 2013
Bridgewater catapulted into the forefront of the 2013 Heisman discussion after winning Most Valuable Player of January’s Sugar Bowl. His Cardinals’ 33-23 defeat of Florida set the stage for high expectations this year.
With his profile skyrocketing, Bridgewater has largely eschewed the spotlight and potential distraction. He asked the UL athletic department to forego a formal Heisman campaign. This move away from social media reflects the same business-like attitude.
The Twitter world will miss Teddy Bridgewater, who has used @teddyb_h2o his account for good. Earlier this month, he paid a surprise visit to a Louisville student recovering from surgery after her boyfriend asked Bridgewater via the social media platform.
Below is Bridgewater with 21-year-old UL student Savannah Price:
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) July 8, 2013