Roddy White wants to be viewed as a man of his word and it's going to cost him. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver belatedly decided to pay up -- and then some -- on a wager he lost during the early stages of the NCAA Tournament.
The Pro-Bowl receiver got himself into a sticky social media situation when he bet someone on Twitter that No. 3 Duke would defeat No. 14 Mercer in the Round of 64. White was so certain that the Blue Devils would triumph that he put a pair of season tickets to his Falcons on the line. He then came under fire when he appeared unwilling to pay up in full after Duke's surprise loss. Nearly a week after only offering tickets to a single game, White changed his tune.
Shortly after announcing the new payout, White explained why he wanted to be considered a man of his word.
Presumably, parents might leave out the part about making wagers with strangers when they discuss this incident with their children.