Falcons’ Roddy White bet a fan season tickets that Duke would beat Mercer

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is a Duke fan, and he was sure the Blue Devils would be able to beat Mercer in the second round. He even went as far as to promise a fan a season ticket if Mercer won.

But Mercer did beat Duke, and White began to reconsider the “bet” he had made. White instead said he would buy Hoyt tickets to one game, against the Bears, saying that Hoyt is a Bears fan.

There are two problems with that: First, it’s not what White promised. He said he’d buy Hoyt season tickets, not tickets to the Bears game. Secondly, Hoyt is an Atlanta Falcons fan, not a Chicago Bears fan. (White didn’t seem to realize that when Hoyt was tweeting “Go Bears,” he was referring to the Mercer Bears, the team that upset Duke to get this whole thing started, and not the Chicago Bears.)

Predictably, White was roasted by fans on Twitter after not holding up his end of the deal, and he fired back Sunday morning.

White said he would give the fan season tickets, and he should give the fan season tickets. White has made tens of millions of dollars in his NFL career, so it’s not like he can’t afford it. White should do the right thing. And next time, he should watch what he tweets.

Predictably, White was roasted by fans on Twitter after not holding up his end of the deal, and he fired back Sunday morning.