FLORENCE, KY (FOX19)- A unique, perhaps controversial, promotion was held Thursday at the Florence Freedom game: Former Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o girlfriend bobble-head night.
If you remember, the linebacker was involved in a nationwide hoax in which he fell in love with a made-up girlfriend.
Only the first 1,000 fans to show up received one, and even though it's just an empty box, the buzz surrounding this promotion has been going on for months.
"An amazing gimmick. It's awesome. I love it," said Jim Wingate.
"It got me here, and I hadn't gotten to a game this year yet," said Charlie Martin.
"I'm probably going to hang on to it for a long time," added Will Foran.
Freedom General Manager Josh Anderson says while the Te'o hoax was taking the nation by storm, the team was about to order their shipment of bobblehead dolls for the season.