Falcons' Roddy White to Pay Up After Twitter Bet, Throws in Super Bowl Tickets

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2014

USA Today

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 2009should honor the original bet, which left the receiver shaking his head:

Well, this story has a happy ending:

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. 

[Roddy White, Twitter]

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