Manti Te’o will be signing autographs on March 24h in Chicago – about a month before he falls into the second round of the NFL draft – and if you’d like the former Notre Dame star’s signature, it’ll cost you $80 or $100. From the Tribune:
Fans can pay $80 and $100 to have items signed by Te’o a month before the NFL draft. Inscriptions are an additional $30 and fans can pay $80 to have a picture taken with Te’o. He will be appearing at the same time as Bears Hall of Fame linebackers Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary.
Cam Newton charged $125 for his autograph in Charlotte and was lambasted by a columnist for asking that much in a city where he lived (reminder: This was after Newton had one of the best rookie years in NFL history). Tim Tebow charged a whopping $225.
Te’o's price seems high, but that’s just me. I stood in line to get Patrick Ewing’s autograph once at Macy’s, and I believe it was free.
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