Aaron Rodgers’ bet on Ryan Braun’s PED-free status might lose him a year’s salary.
It all started over a year ago when Rodgers defended his pal Braun against allegations that he was using performance enhancing drugs. Todd Sutton, a 37-year-old flight nurse from Denver, called Rodgers out on Twitter, eliciting an interesting response:
The tweet (and Aaron Rodgers’ bet) failed to get any significant fanfare at the time, and Sutton forgot about it.
Then, one Monday afternoon 18 months later, Braun accepted a Major League Baseball suspension over his use of performance enhancing drugs.
Sutton immediately went from roughly 15 followers to over 500, and his exchange with Rodgers from February of last year was cited in major sports publications and even showed on ESPN.
So will Rodgers make good on the bet and #ponyup a year’s salary? “I’d just take a game check,” Sutton joked to USA Today Sports on Tuesday.
That would be about $281,250.
But Sutton isn’t expecting to hear back from Rodgers. “It’d be cool, but I doubt it’s going to happen,” he said.
He also added that he’s still a fan of Rodgers, but that he did think that the tweet was a bit “arrogant.”
“He was probably trying to embarrass me on Twitter, but it has kind of reversed now,” Sutton said. “Apparently Twitter doesn’t forget.”
In any case, Rodgers hasn’t addressed the bet or even Braun’s drug use yet. We’ll let you know if he does.
Do you think that Aaron Rodgers’ bet was arrogant? Should he make good with Sutton somehow?
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