Earlier this year, Minnesota Viking’s quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gifted his mom with a 2015 Cadillac Escalade painted in breast cancer awareness pink, but according to Twincities.com, the luxury SUV has been repainted in a more socially-acceptable white shade.
Back during NFL Draft time in May, Cadillac organized for the former University of Louisville star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to follow through on a huge promise he made his mother when he was a child. He told her that if he ever made the NFL, he would buy her a pink Escalade. So Cadillac had a 2015 model painted pink and documented the scene as Bridgewater presented his mother, Rose Murphy, with the towering SUV.
Murphy was a breast cancer survivor, hence the pink color. Cadillac says they were on a time constraint when painting the car and had to go with a non-permanent paint job, which may explain why it is now white.
“We had just started building that all-new Escalade and the vehicle we actually presented her had a temporary paint coat,’’ said Cadillac marketing director Craig Bierley. “But we gave her the resources to be able to paint the car (with a permanent job).’’
Bridgewater went 32nd overall on the NFL draft to the Minnesota Vikings. That should give him more than enough money to have his mother’s Escalade painted pink for good this time, if that’s what she wants.