After Duke Loss, Roddy White Kind Of Pays Out Twitter Bet with Mercer Fan

by Chris Lingebach

Updated Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – One unforeseen ramification of Mercer’s bracket-busting upset over Duke on Friday, was Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White having to pay up on an ill-fated Twitter bet with a Bears fan.

On Tuesday, White, an apparent Duke fan apologist rooter-on-er, haphazardly engaged in a bet promising “season tickets” along the 50-yard line in the unlikely event that 3-seed Duke lost to 14-seed Mercer in its NCAA Tournament opener.

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Then, almost as if he actually believed his team could do it — like Mercer (who?) could beat Duke — the apparent Mercer fan locked in their gentleman’s agreement.

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And then, um, Mercer beat Duke.

Like all Mercer Bears fans you know, this one wasn’t about to forget about his loosely agreed upon, but still well-defined bet with an All-Pro NFL wide receiver.

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White immediately fell under siege by thine righteous hand of the internet, calling for him to make good on his end.

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White, reluctantly it seems, then partially satisfied the terms of his bet with the [Mercer] Bears fan.

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The internet is sooooo great.

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