Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) tries to tackle Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Fan who bet Roddy White over March Madness game gets season tickets

The fan who ‘bet’ Atlanta Falcons wide receiver that Mercer would beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament finally received his season tickets, though, they weren’t from White.

In case you missed it, Dylan Hoyt suggested that Mercer would defeat Duke on Twitter to White, prompting the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver to tweet he would give Hoyt season tickets on the 50-yard-line if Mercer came away with the shocking victory.

Win they did but White refused to pay up, citing that gambling in the NFL was illegal and he would give him tickets to one game, against the Chicago Bears.

It was a pretty big cop out by White, but Hoyt handled the situation well, even telling people to lay off White who was taking heavy criticism for not following through.

That presented an opportunity for OnlyJays.com to step in and provide the fan with season tickets as close to the 50-yard-line as they could buy.

Per TMZ:

But now, TMZ Sports has learned … sports memorabilia website OnlyJays.com has contacted Dylan and offered to come through — with season tickets as close to the 50 yard line as they can get.

A rep for OnlyJays.com tells us they decided to give Dylan the tickets because they felt he handled the situation with “class and grace.”

Looks like everybody wins.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons March Madness Roddy White

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