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Fan who won “bet” with Rodgers would take a game check to settle it

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After Ryan Braun absorbed a suspension for the balance of the baseball season and seemed to admit that he cheated the game, some (including us) that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have some explaining to do.

Rodgers also may have some paying to do.

At one point during his defense of his friend and business partner (they own a restaurant together), Rodgers expressed sufficient confidence in Braun’s innocence that Rodgers offered to “put my salary next year on it.”

Setting aside fairly significant legal concepts like offer, acceptance, and the legality of the contract given that it arises from, you know, gambling, the man to whom the tweet was directed is willing to make it all go away for far less than half Rodgers’ 2013 salary.

I’d just take a game check,” Todd Sutton told Lindsay Jones of USA Today.

Given Rodgers’ base salary of $4.5 million, that would be $264,705.88.

Rodgers still hasn’t addressed Bruan’s suspension, on Twitter or otherwise.  Chances are he’ll be asked about it during his first training-camp media availability.

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  1. urfinished says: Jul 24, 2013 11:08 AM

    Bros before dose

  2. steelbloggin says: Jul 24, 2013 11:10 AM

    Time to put your money where your tweet is, Aaron!

  3. steelers4385 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:10 AM

    Lol. Brady is better

  4. jeffa43 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:10 AM

    Pay the man! Put your money where your mouth is.”

  5. davekezer says: Jul 24, 2013 11:11 AM

    I don’t understand what the big deal is. People defend their friends all the time, and people also make exaggerated claims (a la betting a year’s salary) to reinforce their points.

    I seriously doubt that Braun was sitting there injecting himself with PED’s, giving Rodgers a wink as they both laugh at their little inside joke.

    Rodgers was probably in the dark and didn’t know. Unless Rodgers tests positive for PEDs or something, I don’t understand what the story is here.

  6. cherrybop says: Jul 24, 2013 11:11 AM

    Sounds like Goodell needs to do some investigating on ol’ Pete Rose Jr. here.

  7. pillowporkers says: Jul 24, 2013 11:11 AM

    If I was Rodgers I wouldn’t say anything either. It’s what he should have done the first time when this all came up. Kept his mouth shut.

  8. steviemo says: Jul 24, 2013 11:12 AM

    C’mon, Rodgers you offered it; Sutton didn’t.

    Pay up on some basis. Sure, you look like an idiot right now but welching on a bet will look even worse.

    Sometimes even great NFL QB’s bet on the wrong horse.

  9. gdive says: Jul 24, 2013 11:12 AM

    Braun should step up and write a check.

  10. Abattoir says: Jul 24, 2013 11:13 AM

    Do not make wagers you cannot keep, Mr. Rodgers.

  11. 00maltliquor says: Jul 24, 2013 11:14 AM

    I bet you a days salary Rodgers doesn’t pay that man even at least a game check.

  12. bygd1 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:14 AM

    You have to take a leap well not much of one, and Wonder since Aaron and Braun are such good friends, Did they share Roids or PEDs at anytime?

  13. blacknole08 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:14 AM

    Pay up Rodgers. Thats what happens when your arrogance gets in the way of the truth.

  14. vikingsrulez69 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:15 AM

    Aaron, always remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it…

  15. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 24, 2013 11:16 AM

    And who says taking steroids doesn’t hurt anyone else! :)

    #BanBraun4LIFE
    #BRAUN&ARODSUCK
    #CHEATERSBANNED4LIFE

  16. ericn42000 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:16 AM

    Pay the man Rogers!! You owe it to him, a bet is a bet!!! You lost!!

  17. bagatelle69 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:17 AM

    Good luck collecting, didn’t Rogers squelch on a bet to wear a 49er’s jersey last year?

  18. rhamrhoddy says: Jul 24, 2013 11:17 AM

    C’mon Aaron, maybe just send this guy a pair of great seats to a game and a signed jersey or something.

    Great PR for you and you don’t have to deal with people calling you out as a welcher all season. No one expects you to send some Twitter nut millions of dollars. Might as well have some fun with it.

  19. bodde26 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:17 AM

    that seems fair.

  20. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jul 24, 2013 11:17 AM

    Aaron Rodgers is a great player and seems to be a great person, but he really does some dumb things sometimes. Everyone on Earth knew that Ryan Braun was doping and he only got off on a technicality last time, but A-Rodg went out of his way to defend him just because he’s his buddy. The least he could do is send this guy some game tickets or a signed jersey or something.

  21. isphet71 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:18 AM

    Ouch. I wouldn’t bet a dime on anyone else’s word these days. Integrity is in very low supply, and seemingly getting lower on a daily basis.

  22. beckzhere says: Jul 24, 2013 11:18 AM

    Put your money where your mouth is.

  23. jobotjones says: Jul 24, 2013 11:18 AM

    Did anybody really think Braun was innocent even when he won the appeal?

    He got lucky based on a technicality and then proceeded to boast his innocence and throw it in people’s faces despite knowing that he was in fact cheating.

    As far as Rodgers, he is right to defend his friend but also threw it in people’s faces and stood on a soap box rather than keep his mouth shut about a matter that never really involved him and he didn’t fully understand.

    Both of these clowns should give out free humble pie at their restaurant and hold a pie eating contest where they both dig in as well.

  24. tennesseeoilers says: Jul 24, 2013 11:18 AM

    Rodgers is way too busy to be tweeting about this right now. He’s no doubt holed up at home, going through the books to make sure his business partner didn’t profusely lie to him about anything else … you know, like their joint venture’s revenue dispersal.

  25. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jul 24, 2013 11:18 AM

    I think it’s shameful how they are railroading Ryan Braun when they really shoudl be catching and suspending the real cheaters. #adriannePEDerson

  26. blbrad says: Jul 24, 2013 11:18 AM

    #ponyup

  27. patswhatsup says: Jul 24, 2013 11:19 AM

    Well, the fan never even came back and said deal! He didn’t accept the “bet” either way. I’d make the whole situation go away for a game check too.

  28. seals1 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:19 AM

    aaron- maybe you should stop betting people because clearly you don’t understand how it works.

  29. bennyb82 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:19 AM

    Rodgers should just let him eat at his restaurant for free forever.

  30. fdugrad says: Jul 24, 2013 11:19 AM

    As a friend, I would appreciate AR for standing up for me, however, as a friend, I wouldn’t have lied to AR. in the first place. It is a truly despicable facet of RB’s personal makeup, that he would take advantage of a so-called buddy, not to mention business partner. I admire AR for his loyalty.

  31. rcali says: Jul 24, 2013 11:20 AM

    That sounds fair. Rodgers can use this as a life lesson. Had he done a “discount double check” with Braun’s past, maybe it wouldn’t have come to this. I know, I know, thumbs down from those of you who like to shoot off your mouth but never back it up.

  32. saintsfan26 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:21 AM

    Test Rodgers for PEDs

  33. oakfolk says: Jul 24, 2013 11:21 AM

    Aim high my man! I’m sure you’ll just be happy with tickets to a game.

    On another note: A doctor’s yearly salary for one measly game…crazy!

  34. clowntown1 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:21 AM

    Why does HE have explaining to do?

  35. atlfan31833 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:23 AM

    He wouldn’t wear an Alex Smith jersey after losing that bet so I’m sure he’s not going to pony up a game check.

    How ’bout this…
    Give the man and his family free tickets and transportation to a game of his choice. Set up and donate $25k for a fund for kids that have abused PED’s and require medical assistance.

    Everyone wins in that scenario and it will do a lot for cleaning up Rodgers’ image after Braun fiasco.

  36. texansdude says: Jul 24, 2013 11:23 AM

    Todd Sutton needs to shut it. But Rodgers is looking like a weasel, too. Stop opening your mouth and spewing garbage that you can’t (Braun) and won’t (salary) back up. Todd Sutton should really just ask Rodgers to make a nice donation, and not a game check or annual salary, to a worthy charity that Mr. Sutton supports that isn’t named Cash or Todd Sutton.

  37. johnmaddenslovechild says: Jul 24, 2013 11:23 AM

    Pay the man his money

  38. wingsnwater says: Jul 24, 2013 11:24 AM

    Vikings fan here, but it’s not quite fair of the Fan who won bet w/Rodgers if he didn’t put up his own salary against Rodgers when Rodgers wrote that. Sounds like a one sided bet w/nothing to lose.
    Can’t really talk to loud if you didn’t have anything to lose.

  39. chillyball says: Jul 24, 2013 11:24 AM

    guess your holier than thou QB is JUICING!!!!! RODGERS IS A CHEATER!

    You see, Green Bay, this is why everyone hates your team. You QB is a talented idiot who is probalby juiced up on HGH. Plus, he hates kids with cancer. How can you cheer for someone like Aaron Rodgers? Of course, he’s not gonna keep his word, so who cares, right? We hate Brett Favre. Enjoy your state with Ed Gein, Liberace, Jeff Dahmer and fat chicks.

  40. nygf says: Jul 24, 2013 11:25 AM

    “Bet-a with your head, no over it!”

    -Furio Giunta, The Sopranos

  41. getyourownname says: Jul 24, 2013 11:25 AM

    I bet he would take a couple game tickets.

    This non-story is out of control.

  42. kodatrout says: Jul 24, 2013 11:25 AM

    Rodgers is getting more grief for sticking by a friend than Von Miller is for sticking himself.

  43. ejmat2 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:26 AM

    I’m not big on people wanting money from players. But in this instance Rodgers did offer and I think the guy is being generous by only asking for 1 game check. Rodgers should have to pay.

  44. baddegg says: Jul 24, 2013 11:26 AM

    Mouthing off like Rodgers did and making a flippant remark about gambling his paycheck on Twitter does not constitute a legal contract.

    Rodgers doesn’t have to pay anything and shouldn’t.

    People say extreme things all the time, like: “If the Browns win this week, I’ll give you a million dollars.”

    It’s an extreme thing to say colloquially but no “reasonable person” expects the speaker to truly pay up.

    I think basically this is silliness.

  45. nolahxc says: Jul 24, 2013 11:27 AM

    If Aaron is anything like his buddy Ryan, that fan probably won’t see a dime.

  46. 2ruefan says: Jul 24, 2013 11:28 AM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jul 24, 2013 11:18 AM

    I think it’s shameful how they are railroading Ryan Braun when they really shoudl be catching and suspending the real cheaters. #adriannePEDerson

    *************************************************
    Carl Gerbschmidt -
    All kidding (and inflammatory posts aside) – seriously where does this accusation come from? I’ve not heard ANYWHERE from anyone (other than people on blogs) the accusation that AP used any kind of PED in his rehab.

    Why are you posting such things? Just to get a rise out of people?

    Serious question by me… interested in your (honest and serious) reply.

  47. scoops1 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:28 AM

    take the game check and donate it to a worthy cause in the name of Todd Sutton

    a win-win situation for both parties

  48. mrone50 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:28 AM

    Bed wetters > bet welchers

  49. nmking26 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:28 AM

    Rodgers doesn’t owe him anything. One, Rodgers said “I’d” not “I’ll”. Big difference between saying you would do something and you will do something. Two, Rodgers didn’t even specify who he would make that bet with if he made it.

    This guy shouldn’t and won’t get anything.

  50. thrillheaux says: Jul 24, 2013 11:28 AM

    One game chyeck chyeck chyeck. He byeat Rodgers, straight op. Pyay dat myan. Pyay dat myan his mahney.

  51. jayhawk6 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:29 AM

    The restaurant should add baked/fried/stuffed crow to the menu.

  52. gamecheck1 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:30 AM

    This is stupid!

  53. baddegg says: Jul 24, 2013 11:30 AM

    PS..I like the suggestions above that Rodgers gives the guy something less grandiose, like a signed Jersey or 2 tickets to a home game, or something like that. Save some public face but don’t do anything truly outrageous by giving the guy your entire salary.

    I’m sure the guy expects nothing. I sincerely hope he was joking by saying he’s “settle” for 200 grand…that would take some real brass ones to be demanding that based on a stupid tweet.

  54. sportsmeccabi says: Jul 24, 2013 11:31 AM

    As long as Rodgers didn’t seriously mean it, he gets out of having to do it.

    I’m studying for my contracts final right now.

    At this rate, I’m going to fail.

  55. jhein23 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:31 AM

    I’d send the guy a game check and than immediately get my name off that 8twelve restaurant.

  56. jayniner says: Jul 24, 2013 11:33 AM

    Quick, someone get an Alex Smith jersey for him too while we’re at it!

  57. tannethrill says: Jul 24, 2013 11:35 AM

    If Rodgers takes a minimal salary from one of his other businesses he should send that amount to the guy. Never said which salary he was risking.

  58. eldoradogeorge says: Jul 24, 2013 11:35 AM

    Pay the money to the sample collector who Braun (despite knowing he was guilty and lying) so arrogantly attacked and whose reputation he attempted to destroy.

  59. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jul 24, 2013 11:36 AM

    He should pay the man whatever he saved on his last discount double check.

  60. geo1113 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:37 AM

    In order for it to be a bet, the man would have to put up his yearly salary or some other consideration. Then Rodgers would have had to accept the terms.

  61. rayburns says: Jul 24, 2013 11:37 AM

    Rodgers should take the money and donate it to charity. That way he ‘pays up’, the fan is satisfied and some charity gets a surprise bonus.

  62. bmobryce says: Jul 24, 2013 11:38 AM

    Lets back this up a bit. He didn’t make a bet with the fan. He made a statement that he’d give up his salary.

    Now, with that said, based on how he came at everyone for accusing “an innocent man”, he’s just as bad as Braun is if he does nothing.

    He doesn’t owe this particular fan anything. He, however, needs to be playing for free this year. Send it to a charity or whatever. Attempt to do something.

    Ignoring it or saying that it was “in jest” won’t cut it.

    With that said, he doesn’t owe the guy money.

  63. coseybedaman says: Jul 24, 2013 11:38 AM

    Interesting how things come full circle. A few years ago this Sutton guy stole about a thousand dollars worth of sports memorabilia from me. He sells sports memorabilia for a living (most of it fake), and everyone in town knows what scum this guy is. So yes of course he would gladly take a game check. The piece of garbage would take a check that was given to him or one that was in someone else’s wallet.

  64. jimboinlimbo says: Jul 24, 2013 11:42 AM

    Almost 100% of the people on this thread are of the mind that Braun lied to Rodgers. Is that a substantiated fact?

    Since there’s no evidence that I’ve seen either way, I’ll take the opposite approach. Braun confided in Rodgers that he was, in fact, using PED’s. Rodgers attempted to intimidate fans, MLB, etc. with his Twitting, hoping that future tests would be swept under the rug. An undeniable example of Rodgers’ arrogance and delusion. All fostered by the media and Green Bay faithful. In the end, the same mentality fell the great Brett Favre. So too shall it Aaron.

  65. clwb419 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:42 AM

    I never read anywhere that he said he’d give that dude the money – he just said he’d put his salary on it. Dude is a money grubbing SOB if he think’s he’s actually deserving of anything.

    That being said, Rodgers should make a sizable donation to a charity, and maybe flip a pair of game tickets to the Sutton guy.

    Unfortunatley the way society is today (and lawyers), Sutton will probably end up suing Rodgers and win.

  66. conormacleod says: Jul 24, 2013 11:42 AM

    Twitter may be the worst invention of our time.

  67. junglerat524 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:43 AM

    “Todd Sutton needs to shut it.”

    No he doesn’t. He needs to have fun with it like he’s doing. He knows he’s not getting a game check. He’s getting his 15 minutes right now.

    If Rodgers wants to save face though he needs to have fun with it as well. Why not?

  68. packfaninca says: Jul 24, 2013 11:43 AM

    Why are we making a bigger deal out of Rodgers supporting a friend after he was originally found innocent than the Pouncey brothers wearing “Free Hernandez” hats in support of a man being charged for several murders?

  69. abqpacker says: Jul 24, 2013 11:45 AM

    As a Packer fan, I agree that Rodgers should pay up – but then he should make Braun pay it back to him for lying to his face.

  70. phillyphan975 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:48 AM

    Let’s look at the bare bones here and remove the celebrity status and ridiculous amount of money we are talking… If you take the principle, one man made a wager and lost… If this said wager was with a book and he did not pay, what would be the outcome?

  71. godofwine330 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:49 AM

    This is why I bet $1′s and quarters instead of betting big. It could be said that he didn’t mean it, and thus shouldn’t pay. It could be said that he meant it for that time and not the times following and thus shouldn’t pay. $260k plus isn’t pennies, and even though there are 17 of them throughout the season, whew, that is a lot to give up.

    Rodgers should see if there are any legitimate legal ramifications to this, and, see if the bet was for the last time and not this time. If legally he is off the hook for it then…but my friend bet me $100 3 months ago it was Twilight Movie part 2 on the TV and I said it was part 3 (yes, I an a fan, and they were moving up the mountain at the time, so part 3 was my guess). He lost and then said that he wouldn’t have asked for the money if he’d won (which is crap). Any ways, he didn’t pay, but you can bet I won’t bet him again.

  72. contra74 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:50 AM

    As Tony Montana from Scarface once said “All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break them for no one.” PAY UP RODGERS! A man is only as good as his word.

  73. jackdaniels1 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:51 AM

    So what did Sutton have to bet? Sounds like the bet he made had $0 downside and $4.5 million of upside. Any other moron athletes/celebrities have any wagers going on twitter, like taking candy from a baby

  74. emoney826 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:57 AM

    I’d hate to be a friend of any of you. Rodgers was defending his friend. Doesn’t mean he is on roids. Funny hearing that from Viking fans when your star running back took PEDs with his cereal everyday to rehab.

    We’ve all said dumb things in life where we offered a bet and lost. Didn’t mean we were serious. It’s not like they shook hands after he made that comment.

  75. gbmickey says: Jul 24, 2013 11:58 AM

    The whiners are out in full force today. Take a tongue in cheek comment and act like like it was some bet. An earlier poster even indicated there is a big difference between I’d and I’ll. The side thats on him paying is the Skip Baseless side which is funny in itself.

  76. jjpt4540 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:58 AM

    Did he even accept the bet.Just because Rodgers said I bet you means nothing if you dont accept the bet.

  77. somekat says: Jul 24, 2013 11:59 AM

    If I was Rodgers, I would just come out and say “Gambling is illegal, and I did not make any bet in any seriousness. But if Mr. Sutton would like to give me the name of his favorite reputable charity, I will gladly make the donation of a game check in his name”.

    It would instantly take the venom pointed in his direction (however misguided or short lived it will be) and turn it in to a good story for him, and it will make this Sutton guy look like a greedy scum bag is he doesn’t go for it.

    If he doesn’t go for it, then just don’t pay him, it’s not like he’s legally obligated to do so, from Rodgers case, it’s just a PR thing, so as long as he looks like the good guy, who cares?

  78. bengalsfan20 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:01 PM

    This guy wouldn’t be paying Rodgers if Braun was found to do nothing wrong. He’s owed nothing.

  79. schmitty2 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:03 PM

    Maybe as an alternative Rodgers can ship him a few shares of Packers paper stocks.

  80. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 24, 2013 12:05 PM

    “Pony up,” Aaron.

  81. maverick5266 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:07 PM

    I believe the cliche’ goes something like this: “Don’t let your mouth write checks your a$$ can not cash.”

    Give him something, and have your partner in crime #8 pay him double that amount.

  82. bender4700 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:10 PM

    So would you do an article telling the ” fan” to pay up to Rodgers?

    Stupid non-story.

  83. jaxbeachjagfan says: Jul 24, 2013 12:11 PM

    Pay up somehow, someway (charity or some freebies), OR quit running your trap on Twitter.

  84. doe22us says: Jul 24, 2013 12:12 PM

    Game Check huh lol, this guy should enjoy his 15 mins, he has as much chance of collecting it us i have of dating Kate Upton.

  85. lanman11 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:21 PM

    He might want to take a page out of Brady’s “How to Be The Face of Your Franchise and Lead Your Team” book. Pay special attention to the chapter called “A Real QB Doesn’t “Twitter.” ”

    He may also need to be tested for PED’s. He’s THAT close. It seems like all these guys on PED’s are not just liars, but bold faced liars, expressing enormous amounts of confidence and righteous indignation. Sounds like Aaron has a bit of that in him.

    Plus his name is Aaron. Coincidence?

    The circus is moving to Green Bay…..

  86. harrycanyon says: Jul 24, 2013 12:23 PM

    I’d settle for Rogers just shutting up, and not making any more public statements about anything but football. He is so unlikable.

  87. purpleguy says: Jul 24, 2013 12:26 PM

    Reason #346 why athletes shouldn’t even bother with Twitter. Then again, it is a Packer player, so. . . . .

  88. roadtrip3500 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:28 PM

    When the Braun suspension was announced, Rodgers probably had the same look on his face as in the first State Farm commercial when the couple didn’t know who he was.

    Unless you’re around someone 24/7, you can’t make blanket statements in support of someone else that you can’t prove. It’s why parents are always “surprised” when they find out their kids have taken up cigarettes and are caught smoking in the school bathroom.

  89. obsessedvikingfan says: Jul 24, 2013 12:30 PM

    emoney826 says:Jul 24, 2013 11:57 AM

    I’d hate to be a friend of any of you. Rodgers was defending his friend. Doesn’t mean he is on roids. Funny hearing that from Viking fans when your star running back took PEDs with his cereal everyday to rehab.

    We’ve all said dumb things in life where we offered a bet and lost. Didn’t mean we were serious. It’s not like they shook hands after he made that comment.
    __________________________________

    Where besides on chat boards has there been any mention of AP using PEDs in his rehab? Seriously. You guys are reaching. You and Gerby

  90. trapshoot says: Jul 24, 2013 12:36 PM

    Much ado about nothing!

  91. chillyball says: Jul 24, 2013 12:36 PM

    Hope Suh ends his career. Shut his flapping lips up. Arog and Rex and Rob Ryan can flap their gums at each other.

  92. siaaa says: Jul 24, 2013 12:37 PM

    Rodgers should be forced to pay or fined not just for the bet but for the fact that he was stupid enough to believe Braun. I don’t remember talking to anyone that thought Braun was innocent after he got off on a technicality a few months ago. Rodgers used to be a respectable and a likeable guy until he started making too many comments and the same with Brees and his defense or denial of the saints bounty deal. word of advice to all that are under the spotlight is to just keep your mouth shut and make your statement with your play on the field.

  93. chiadam says: Jul 24, 2013 12:38 PM

    1. Think.
    2. Type.
    3. Think again.
    4. Send.

  94. youngs79 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:38 PM

    Rodgers is probably doping himself.

  95. bubbasmithguy says: Jul 24, 2013 12:39 PM

    Why is Rodgers not tweeting now? He’s hiding from his original comments. What a douche bag. this guys is. Put your money where your mouth is. Rodgers is the biggest phony there is. He should be tested for PEDs as well.

  96. skimbell says: Jul 24, 2013 12:39 PM

    “…Pay the man his money…”
    Yeah, that’s only fair. Bill Maher bet Trump $1M about Trumps paternity, Maher lost and he coughed up…oh wait.

  97. ruvelligwebuike says: Jul 24, 2013 12:42 PM

    “Aaron Rodgers is a great player and seems to be a great person, but he really does some dumb things sometimes. Everyone on Earth knew that Ryan Braun was doping and he only got off on a technicality last time, but A-Rodg went out of his way to defend him just because he’s his buddy. The least he could do is send this guy some game tickets or a signed jersey or something.”
    ————————-

    Wow, a Minnesotan making a perfectly sensible post. I’m shocked.

    At this rate, they may end up electing a non-D list celebrity to public office or build a stadium that has a roof that can withstand snow.

  98. blackhawks2010 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:44 PM

    ….Crickets

    Aaron Rodgers

  99. buckhuckster says: Jul 24, 2013 12:47 PM

    I would settle for free insurance coverage (State Farm) and lifetime supply of free Pizza Hut.

  100. thraiderskin says: Jul 24, 2013 12:47 PM

    No counter wager, no bet… in fact the guy. Didn’t accept what Rodgers put out there anyway.

  101. keylimelight says: Jul 24, 2013 12:48 PM

    “put my salary next year on it.”—–Aaron Rodgers

    This is known (among thinking people) as hyperbole:

    hy·per·bo·le (h-pûrb-l) n.

    A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.

    Verbal contract, schmerbal contract.

  102. donth8thehorns says: Jul 24, 2013 12:48 PM

    Any Green Bay fan or any fan that falsely and irresponsibly accuses AP of using PEDS needs to be very careful! The guy has trained like a machine his entire life & has earned everything he has achieved! It one thing to have healthy jabs back & forth in support of your team, but Green Bay fans always attack with vicious and thoughtless intent! It is no wonder why fans from Vikings & and the other 30 teams, think you guys are straight out of deliverance! Your state is a fly over state, and the only thing Green Bay is good for is a number 2 on my drive back from Chicago to minneapolis !

  103. idothis2 says: Jul 24, 2013 12:51 PM

    Braun will most likely pay it from their joint account

  104. Indybear says: Jul 24, 2013 12:56 PM

    The only way Rogers would owe anything for this “bet” would be if Sutton offered up something (his house?, future earnings?) in return. He did not; Rogers owes nothing. However, he should send the guy something to get this stupidity behind him.

  105. symxfan says: Jul 24, 2013 12:57 PM

    Aaron, make a hefty donation to the MACC Fund in the name of Todd Sutton, and be done with it. Your verbal gaffe becomes MACC Fund’s gain … a win/win all around.

  106. righthereisay says: Jul 24, 2013 1:00 PM

    “Give this man his money.”

  107. barroomhero80 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:00 PM

    He’s got a big mouth like his pansy fans and can’t back it up

  108. baddegg says: Jul 24, 2013 1:07 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Jul 24, 2013 11:42 AM
    Twitter may be the worst invention of our time.

    ————–

    Double thumbs up. Post of the day.

  109. baddegg says: Jul 24, 2013 1:13 PM

    True story: I told Todd Sutton it was raining cats and dogs and he sued me for spreading misinformation, as it was really only raining water.

    Watch what you say to Todd Sutton.

  110. rpiotr01 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:13 PM

    “You get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!”

  111. stinkfingers says: Jul 24, 2013 1:17 PM

    Ya know…. I’d love to hop on the wagon, and tell Rodgers to pay up, but this is absolutely ridiculous.

    If, somehow, Ryan Braun would have been cleared of all wrong doing, there is no way in hell that this clown would have paid Rodgers anything.

    Rodgers, like any other athlete with a Twitter account, said something stupid. He has been embarassed publicly, and that should be the end of it. Move along, nothing to see here.

  112. joebone says: Jul 24, 2013 1:18 PM

    Time to man up. Listen to Terry.

  113. vette200 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:23 PM

    Sorry…but no need for Rogers to pay up since there was no “consideration” (i.e. nothing for the guy to lose) to constitute a legal bet.

    But I’m willing to “bet” my house that Rogers will end up sending the guy and autographed jersey or a couple of tix to a Packers game…not really…I’m just blowing smoke like Rogers did!

  114. godfther81 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:23 PM

    With training camps opening do we really need this? What did the guy bet Rodgers if Braun was proven clean?

  115. ksranum says: Jul 24, 2013 1:23 PM

    To be fair, I never saw this guy actually accept the bet.

  116. jrebar88 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:26 PM

    He isnt going to pay, he associates with a lair so why would he be honest?

  117. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 24, 2013 1:31 PM

    Rodgers should really pay up. Or at least make a donation in the guy’s name to a charity of his choice. Don’t vouch for what is not worth vouching for, or be prepared to pay the price if you vouched poorly.

  118. vikesfansteve says: Jul 24, 2013 1:41 PM

    He was just trying to show loyalty to his friend. He came across as an arrogant A-hole. The other guy never really followed thru by betting his years salary either. Plus the guy should know from previous bets that Rodgers welches and that his word is not worth any weight. His word isn’t worth it’s weight in Monopoly money. Dude is a great player and he was just backing his boy but he’s a fraud otherwise when it comes to his word and making bets. #ponyup

  119. bigbadal21 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:44 PM

    There was no bet made. There was only an offer for a bet. No one accepted the offer.

  120. httr73 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:44 PM

    Aye Rawjuz! Discount double bet!

  121. bluenose1965 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:45 PM

    It wasn’t really a bet. What was Sutton risking?

  122. cowboy19 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:47 PM

    Sutton giving Rodgers a “discount double check….”

  123. bobzilla1001 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:57 PM

    This “bet” comes down to one, every important element: A handshake. If no handshake was involved to seal the deal, all bets are off.
    Pretty simple.

  124. bmosh99 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:57 PM

    I can’t believe this is a story still. I’m still waiting to hear where Aaron Rogers actually places a bet rather than saying a figure of speech that means absolutely nothing. This is just the media looking and manufacturing a story and blowing up nothing and this is coming from a guy that can ‘t stand Aaron Rogers. It’s funny how many people are so bent out of shape over nothing.

  125. thevikes99 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:58 PM

    This guy already welched before on wearing a 9ers jersey why would he pay up now. Talk about cheesy in Green Bay!!!

  126. rickdees11 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:00 PM

    If Rodgers had won the bet, would he get paid $4.5M??? if not then its not really a bet, is it now…

  127. jrmbadger says: Jul 24, 2013 2:03 PM

    donth8thehorns says:Jul 24, 2013 12:48 PM

    Any Green Bay fan or any fan that falsely and irresponsibly accuses AP of using PEDS needs to be very careful! The guy has trained like a machine his entire life & has earned everything he has achieved! It one thing to have healthy jabs back & forth in support of your team, but Green Bay fans always attack with vicious and thoughtless intent! It is no wonder why fans from Vikings & and the other 30 teams, think you guys are straight out of deliverance! Your state is a fly over state, and the only thing Green Bay is good for is a number 2 on my drive back from Chicago to minneapolis !

    ==========================

    And what do you have to say about all your fellow Viking fans dumping on Matthews for PEDs?

    And why are you stopping in Green Bay on your way between Chicago and Minneapolis? That’s a tremendous detour.

  128. cmoney20 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:08 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is a really unlikeable guy. I can smell his smugness from here. He makes two or three dumb passive aggressive comments a year.

    Drew Bledsoe needs to teach all these QB’s how to act like men.

  129. gadzod says: Jul 24, 2013 2:11 PM

    It’s not a bet. Sutton doesn’t even have the $250k worth for a game check or Rodgers whole salary to even bet it in the first place. When was Sutton going to pony up his end if Braun didn’t juice? Exactly…….leave him alone. And I’m not even a Packers fan….

  130. brownsfan2013 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:22 PM

    A “bet” is ONLY a bet if both parties wage something of value. Anyone can say they would bet any amount they’d like, but if there isn’t an agreement on something wagered from both parties it is not a bet. If the guy who was posting on Rodgers’ twitter had offered his salary as a bet (but no amount was offered in return by Rodgers, or any agreement taking place) that Braun WAS juicing and it came to light that he wasn’t this would not be in the news. Rodgers would not be suing this guy and/ or offering to take less to make the problem go away. This guy is a snake trying to get money he didn’t earn when he knows he didn’t accept the bet or offer anything in return.

    If this was me, I’d hope the guy would sue and would stretch it out as long as possible to bury this guy in debt with lawyers.

    Typical way of thinking for Americans now-a-days which is sad. “If I don’t work hard and earn it, I can always try to strike it rich by suing someone.”

    If it comes out that the two messaged and agreed to terms I’d be all for this guy suing and getting what should be his, but he didn’t bet anything and should be ashamed of himself for insinuating that he is entitled to any money for a bet he never agreed to.

  131. steviemo says: Jul 24, 2013 2:24 PM

    OK, so Rodgers is a welcher. Fine.

    But where are his snotty, snide tweets now?

    Sure seems quiet in #SnottyQBLand.

  132. teddykgb69 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:24 PM

    He Beat Me… Straight Up…Pay Him…Pay that man his money!

  133. stevent92 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:33 PM

    As a way to calm the waters, Sutton should be allowed to appear with Rodgers in whatever Pizza Hut commercial he films next and collect an appearance fee and whatever miniscule royalties off of the ad. That’s fair, and that’s that.

  134. grandpoopah says: Jul 24, 2013 2:36 PM

    A real man would own up to his mistake just as publicly as he made the mistake in the first place. You don’t go shooting your mouth off and then go hide under a rock once it’s proven that you were wrong (or lying). And only the lowest form of scum goes around making wagers with no intention of making good on them. Rodgers comes off looking like a complete jerk here.

  135. vikingsrulez69 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:46 PM

    Packers are my least favorite team, but Rodgers is really taking too much flack over this. I have the solution.

    rodgers should autograph a photo of himself with the following inscription:

    “Todd,

    You’re really kind of a d, don’t you think?

    Best,
    Aaron”

    Put it up on eBay and donate all the proceeds in Todd’s name to MACC.

  136. vikingsrulez69 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:50 PM

    brownsfan2013 says:Jul 24, 2013 2:22 PM

    If this was me, I’d hope the guy would sue and would stretch it out as long as possible to bury this guy in debt with lawyers.

    Really? Rodgers just signed a $100M+ contract extension. I think he might win the “debt” battle…. Are all browns fans this dumb? And, living on the border between WI and MN, I spend a lot of time with Packer fans so I know what I’m talking about when it comes to dumb fans.

  137. beerbratscheese says: Jul 24, 2013 2:52 PM

    Everyone is telling Rodgers to put his money where is mouth is. Can anyone explain to me why Sutton didn’t originally put his money where his mouth is and accept the bet?

  138. filthymcnasty1 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:55 PM

    This is just the sort of the event the team can rally around on it’s march to a record 14th World Championship.

  139. minnesoulja says: Jul 24, 2013 2:57 PM

    Real men stand by there bets and honor them.

    Didn’t know Aaron was a gypsy Welshmen….

    Hell of a quarter-back, but that ain’t a man.

  140. stellarperformance says: Jul 24, 2013 3:24 PM

    …much ado about nothing. There isn’t a reasonable sports fan in the world (Minnesota Viking fans excluded) that wouldn’t recognize a tongue-in-cheek bet such as this. Lesson learned to choose your words more carefully in the future, or expect to be labeled a “tweet twit.” Rodgers should at least contact the guy for the goodwill aspect. At the very least.

  141. pftstory says: Jul 24, 2013 3:38 PM

    So if I say “I bet everyone who reads this thread after me my current salary vs yours, that the sun will rise tomorrow,” I can collect from everyone who doesn’t say I don’t take that bet?

    The fan never accepted the bet. The fan never said he’d give Rogers his years pay if Braun is proven clean.

    It’s not a bet. No one owes anything.

  142. vaphinfan says: Jul 24, 2013 3:57 PM

    Suttons a tool. This guy is bashing players and rodgers probably shouldn’t had said what he said but this guys going to get some cash for bashing athletes. Good ol america. Getting something for nothing.

  143. jhop86 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:28 PM

    Aaron is the best qb in the nfl PERIOD

  144. themike31 says: Jul 24, 2013 5:01 PM

    I’d = I WOULD. Not I AM, I WILL, or anything that means it’s a bet.

    Why are we even talking about this?

  145. stankytoes12 says: Jul 24, 2013 9:26 PM

    Whatever, you all can have your opinion about about Rodgers, but he did what most people would do, he stood up for his buddy when no one else did. You wanna drag Rodgers name through the mud? Get real, if my friend is guilty as the sun is bright, im claiming his innocence all day long, cuz that’s what you do. Put yourself in his shoes, your friend did something stupid and your getting grilled for answers. Ill say the right things for my friends and if they didn’t do the same they arnt my friends for long – not to mention we have no clue what Braun told Rodgers, im guessing he told him hes innocent or else Rodgers would have taken the no comment approach, hes no dummy.

  146. thermanmerman99 says: Jul 24, 2013 10:52 PM

    just pay this guy in that fake packer stock in the amount of 4.5 million, im sure the packer blowhard will think it is worth that much, in fact he would probably take it over 4.5 million dollars,

  147. footballguru205 says: Jul 24, 2013 11:27 PM

    The real news here is: how does Rodgers only make 4.5 M a year !

  148. rick1k6 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:01 AM

    Aaron, just say you we’re duped. I hear it’s all the rage now.

  149. josephbrorby says: Jul 25, 2013 11:49 AM

    You guys are idiots. Get a life.

  150. The Prophet says: Jul 25, 2013 12:31 PM

    Listening to these cheeseheads who will twist all fault away from their Packers at any cost is nauseating. So Rodger’s bet is Braun’s fault? What evidence is there that Braun “lied” to Aaron Rodgers? What evidence is there that Rodgers asked Braun about anything he does? There is none, so stop warping your cheese colored glasses into Aaron Rodgers’ constant big mouth being a result of Ryan Braun “lying to Aaron” and AR being a “great and loyal friend.”

  151. beerbratscheese says: Jul 25, 2013 8:48 PM

    The Prophet, are you really that dumb? Because I’d really like to know. Rodgers and Braun are both close friends and business partners. Yet you seem to think the topic of Braun using PEDs never came up? Seriously, how do you figure?

    Logically, there are two scenarios here:

    1) The topic came up and Braun said he never used PEDs. Then Rodgers went on his rant proclaiming Braun’s innocence, supporting his friend and business partner.

    2) The topic came up and Braun opened up and admitted that he’s been using PEDs. Then Rodgers went on his rant proclaiming Braun’s innocence, supporting his friend and business partner.

    So, what makes the most sense to you? Although I’m not sure you can make a logical decision here, based on your post.

  152. bert1913 says: Jul 26, 2013 7:56 AM

    even richard sherman say’s that braun got lucky on his first test

  153. rexloveshisfeet says: Jul 26, 2013 4:57 PM

    I would buy the dude a really nice car and get the good PR plus the car company would love the PR as well. Aaron will do nothing though

  154. cantstanzi25 says: Jul 27, 2013 12:58 AM

    did the fan aaron bet have his money ready incase he lost…im pretty sure he couldnt cover it if braun was clean…its not like that fan said here is my money im betting you he is guilty..lol

  155. ravensbob says: Jul 28, 2013 3:46 PM

    We are holding our breath here in Baltimore because manny machado works out with aroid in the off season. You mean to tell me that Rodgers didn’t really know about Braun….please.

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