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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Roddy White follows through with bet, gives fan Dylan Hoyt season tickets

Roddy-White-NFC-PreviewIt looks like nonstop pressure from the Twitter world has won out with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White. As most of you have heard by now, White told a fan on Twitter that he would give him season tickets if Mercer somehow beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament. The shocking upset happened, and White later said he was only giving the fan tickets to one game.

The 32-year-old veteran used the lame excuse that gambling is illegal in the NFL, though promising a fan tickets isn’t really gambling. The fan, Dylan Hoyt, was a great sport about the entire thing and said he did not want to become a distraction to the Falcons. On Thursday, White changed his mind and decided he will give Hoyt season tickets and then some.

Hoyt happily accepted the gift and took another jab at White over the Blue Devils’ early exit from the tournament.

White later told that he is a man of his word and that he was inspired by how classy Hoyt had been.

“I’m a man of integrity and definitely a man of my word, and the kid is a great kid,” he said. “We have talked about it for days while people were just speculating. And being a father, you have to be responsible for your actions. I have always been a ‘say what you do and do what you say’ type of guy. And I wanted to add some incentives because he was so cool.”

Moral of the story — don’t be afraid to tweet at your favorite athletes. You never know what types of prizes you might stumble upon.

H/T Shutdown Corner

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