Alabama Senator Roger Bedford Loses Bet, Wears War Eagle Hat on the Job

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2014

via @mickeywelsh

Alabama state Sen. Roger Bedford better have earned major points with his constituents after making good on his wager with state Senate President Del Marsh.

The two made a bet on the 2013 Iron Bowl. Both had faith in their respective alma maters, but in the end, it was Bedford who had to pay up after his Alabama Crimson Tide suffered a devastating 34-28 defeat to Auburn.

On the first day of the 2014 legislative session, Bedford settled the bet by wearing a War Eagle hat, via Mickey Welsh of the Montgomery Advertiser

Sen Roger Bedford in an Auburn hat on 1st day of legislature after losing Iron Bowl bet. @MGMAdvertiser #mgmwareagle

— Mickey Welsh  (@mickeywelsh) January 14, 2014

Bedford got the final say. He wrapped up his remarks with a "Roll Tide," according to's Mike Cason.

Marsh expressed his relief that the bet didn't backfire on him.

"I was being a good sport, and quite honestly, I thought I'd be wearing an Alabama hat today," said Marsh, who was wearing an orange Auburn hat, to Cason.

Alabama fans probably weren't too thrilled to see one of their own sporting a rival's hat. However, Bedford deserves a lot of credit for sticking to his word.


Hat tip to College Spun's Matt Lombardi for the find.