No matter how confident you are, March Madness is a dangerous time to make a bet.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White learned that lesson the hard way.
Not many people could have predicted that No. 14 Mercer would be able to go into North Carolina and knock off No. 3 Duke in the second round of the 2014 NCAA tournament. White certainly didn't think there was much of a chance.
When a fan told the wideout that the Bears would upset the Blue Devils, White made a bold wager:
Championship RT @kristenm2185 how far do you think duke goes this year??— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 18, 2014
@DHoyt77 if mercer beat duke I will give you season tickets 50 yard line first row— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 18, 2014
Mercer stunned the college basketball world Friday with a 78-71 victory over Duke.
White will indeed give the fan tickets, but the prize doesn't appear to be the same that was originally wagered:
I lost a bet and I will give him tickets to the bears game since he is a bears fan done with this bet— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 21, 2014
UPDATE: Sunday, March 23, 11:37 a.m. ET
White explained early Sunday morning why he's not paying up on the bet:
Y'all people are crazy on twitter you want me to man up and pay a bet to a person that had nothing to lose in the bet #soundsridicules— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 23, 2014
Plus it's illegal to gamble in the NFL— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 23, 2014
The Fan said he doesn't expect anything from White:
I don't expect anything from @roddywhiteTV because it wasn't even a legit bet. I do not want to be a distraction to The Falcons organization— Dylan Hoyt (@DHoyt77) March 23, 2014