Duke Basketball: Roddy White Makes Good on Mercer Bet
August 8th, 2014| by Lost Lettermen
Roddy White is indeed a man of his word.
Back in March, the NFL wide receiver notoriously bet a fan on Twitter 50-yard-line Falcons season tickets if Mercer beat Duke in their second-round NCAA Tournament matchup.
@DHoyt77 if mercer beat duke I will give you season tickets 50 yard line first row
— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 18, 2014
One 14-over-3 upset later, Twitter was clamoring for White to pay up on the bet. He initially relented.
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
But now as NFL training camps get into full swing, White has finally made good. Twenty-year-old Falcons fan Dylan Hoyt has received “two Falcons season tickets, two Super Bowl tickets, sideline passes to a home game and the chance to come to training camp one day as White’s guest.”
Not a bad haul for tweeting on a whim before a giant upset.