Rodgers Loses Bet on Braun

Published on 23-Jul-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Rodgers Loses Bet on Braun

How big is the Ryan Braun story?

So big that it's reached all the way to the NFL.

Green Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers bet a fan last year that Braun was clean, and that if he wasn't, he'd bet his entire NFL salary from next year (meaning 2013) on it.

"Ya, I'd put my salary next year on it," he said.

Rodgers continued to advocate Braun's innocence. Here are a couple of examples:

  • "MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free."
  • "I'll let my buddy take it from here. All u idiots talking about technicality open up for some crow too. See if Espn gets pressured not to."

Well, Aaron, your 'buddy' lied, and it's time to pay up.

If Braun was a real man and really sincere, he'd apologize to Rodgers and dig into his own wallet to pay fan Todd Sutton, who asked the question. But I don't expect Braun to do the right thing.

Sutton reportedly said he'd just take a game check; so would we. After what Rodgers said about ESPN, you know they won't let this go (see Johnny Manziel).

Rodgers, on the other hand, is normally a stand-up guy, and it wouldn't surprise me if Rodgers contacted Sutton to give him something for this trouble.

I'm guessing that Aaron Rodgers will think twice before he makes any more Twitter bets.

Having said that, did Sutton ever formally accept Rodgers' offer? Did he put his own salary on the line?

Don't think so.

Just mark this one down as a skeptic's victory.