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Atlanta Falcon receiver Roddy White pays off bet over Mercer’s upset of Duke

Roddy White

Roddy White


Prior to the start of the NCAA tournament, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was tweeting about Duke when a Mercer fan responded by saying that the Blue Devils were going to get upset by the Bears in the opening round.

White’s response?

@DHoyt77 if mercer beat duke I will give you season tickets 50 yard line first row

— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 18, 2014

And the rest is history.

Mercer went on to dance their way into the Round of 32, and White, succumbing to endless pressure from people on twitter and around the blogosphere, eventually paid up, giving Hoyt a pair of season tickets, a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl, sideline passes to a Falcons game and a pass to come visit training camp for a day.

The fan, a 20-year old farmer named Dylan Hoyt, made that visit to camp on Wednesday to collect his winnings.

It seems like White has learned his lesson.

“Never bet anything unless you’re willing to pay up,” he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.