The allegations, and ongoing investigation, tied to Johnny Manziel's reported autograph deals have resulted in college football programs altering their rules for fan events.
"We have monitored the situation closely, and we decided to protect the eligibility of our players and operate under the principle that it not permissible to accept any type of compensation for their autograph or the sale of memorabilia," Strong said in an official statement. "I know this will disappoint a lot of our fans, especially the young children who look up to our players, but I strongly feel this is the best decision for our football program."
Louisville's fan day, set for this Sunday, will now be a full-pads practice open to the public. At Miami, the Hurricanes players will still be signing autographs for their annual CanesFest -- just not individually.
"As part of the University of Miami's commitment to NCAA compliance and in light of recent national news, student-athletes will only will only sign the official 2013 BankUnited #CanesFest postr that will be provided for free at the event," the school release read. "Please do not bring or ask student-athletes to sign other items. Your cooperation and sport for the athletics department in complying with NCAA regulations is greatly appreciated."
The allegations that Johnny Manziel accepted money for signing memorabilia has led to several inquiries for other high-profile college football players. South Carolina, Ohio State and Louisville have all investigated the background of signed memorabilia items for sale online. In each case, the school found no wrongdoing by the athletes.