Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White found himself in a tough spot last week after he made a bet with a Twitter follower that No. 3 Duke would beat No. 14 Mercer in the second round of the 2014 NCAA tournament.
The Bears pulled off a shocking 78-71 upset over the Blue Devils. All eyes were on White to see if he'd pay up.
White had originally tweeted that he would give the follower season tickets on the 50-yard line, but he later said that he would give the fan two tickets to the Falcons' game against the Chicago Bears.
Some people felt that White—who signed a six-year, $50 million deal back in 2009—should honor the original bet, which left the receiver shaking his head:
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
Well, this story has a happy ending:
@DHoyt77 2 season tickets, 2 SB tix, pregame sideline passes to game and a day at camp as my guest. How does that sound— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 27, 2014
The fan was blown away by the deal:
Classy move by White. He makes a valid point that he shouldn't have to pay up, considering the fan didn't have anything to lose on the wager. However, White decided to go above and beyond for the fan.