What Will Happen to Relationship Between Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun?
(Mike Roemer / Associated Press) By Chuck Schilken July 24, 2013, 9:31 a.m. Aaron Rodgers can breathe a little easier today — Todd Sutton isn’t going to insist the Green Bay Packers hand over his entire salary from last year just because Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was suspended for violating baseball’s drug policy. Id just take a game check, a laughing Sutton told USA Today Sports on Tuesday. According to the newspaper’s calculations, that would be $281,250 — which is just a fraction of the $4.5 million Rodgers made last season but a nice chunk of change to make off a silly little Twitter exchange. Back in February 2012, Braun successfully appealed another MLB suspension for similar charges. When Rodgers took to Twitter to celebrate his fellow Wisconsin sports star’s good fortune, Sutton, a 37-year-old flight nurse from Denver, responded with a tweet of his own, calling the quarterback “delusional.” @AaronRodgers12 you really believe he didn’t you PED’s???? #delusional Todd Sutton (@toddsutton) February 23, 2012 To Sutton’s surprise, Rogers replied: @toddsutton ya I’d put my salary next year on it. #ponyup #exonerated Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012 During the next few days, Sutton tried to engage Rodgers in some more Twitter chatter about the topic, trying a variety of approaches. @AaronRodgers12 I guess you think WWE is real too.
Aaron Rodgers Probably Regrets These Tweets About Ryan Braun’s Innocence
#howsthecrowmlb. Rodgers was so confident Braun was innocent that he was even willing to bet his 2013 base salary of $4.5 million on it. The following exchange occurred on February 22, 2012 in which a Mr. Todd Sutton questioned Rodgers previous tweets. You really believe he didnt you PEDs???? #delusional, Sutton tweeted. Id put my salary next year on it #ponyup #exonerated, Rodgers tweeted in response. Clearly, Braun never told Rodgers the truth about what really went down. It is obvious he did not because Rodgers would never have been so defensive in the public light. It will certainly be interesting to see what Rodgers has to say about the 65-game suspension once Packers training camp starts later this week.
Aaron Rodgers Silent On Ryan Braun’s Suspension, Loses Bet With Todd Sutton (TWEETS)
Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free #exonerated Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012 When its guilty until proven innocent, all u need are the facts. #howsthecrowmlb #exonerated Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012 I’ll let my buddy take it from here. All u idiots talking about technicality open up for some crow too. See if Espn gets pressured not to.. Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012 @toddsutton ya I’d put my salary next year on it. #ponyup #exonerated Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012 UPDATE: Tuesday, July 23, 4:10 p.m. ET Lindsay Jones ofUSA Today Sports interviewed the fan whom Rodgers tweeted at, who jokingly said he’d take just a game check from Rodgers, which would cost Rodgers $281,250. End of update— Aside from being two star athletes who play in Wisconsin, Rodgers and Braun are also business partners as owners of the 8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill , named after their numbers. Now, hindsight is always 20/20, and there’s obviously no way Rodgers could have known his baseball buddy was guilty, but these were pretty bold claims.
Rodgers’ Twitter bet draws attention
here. pillowporkers says: Jul 24, 2013 11:11 AM If I was Rodgers I wouldnt say anything either. Its what he should have done the first time when this all came up. Kept his mouth shut. Jul 24, 2013 11:12 AM other Cmon, Rodgers you offered it; Sutton didnt. 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 QBs bet on the wrong horse. Jul 24, 2013 11:12 AM Braun should step up and write a check. Abattoir says: Jul 24, 2013 11:13 AM Do not make wagers you cannot keep, Mr. Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers, who ‘put my salary on’ Ryan Braun being clean, probably regrets that now
More on ESPN.com Aaron Rodgers is one of hundreds of people whom Ryan Braun has put in an impossible spot, writes Kevin Seifert. Blog It all started when Todd Sutton tweeted last year that Rodgers was delusional over his insistence that Braun had not used performance-enhancing drugs. Rodgers then responded that he would bet a year’s salary that his friend was clean, including the hashtags ponyup and exonerated. Now that Braun has accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension rather than fight Major League Baseball over evidence he used PEDs, Sutton tells USA Today Sports he would settle for something else. “I’d just take a game check,” Sutton said. A game check from Rodgers would be $281,250. “I’m not really expecting to hear from him. It’d be cool, but I doubt it’s going to happen,” Sutton, a 37-year-old flight nurse, told the paper. Sutton also says he still likes the quarterback. Rodgers, who has more than 1 million Twitter followers, had not posted on his account since Thursday. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Aaron Rodgers is No. 1, Says Ron Jaworski
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That Guy Who Bet Aaron Rodgers About Ryan Braun Wants His Money
He wasn’t just glad that Braun’s reputation appeared restored. He was thrilled that Braun’s accusers looked bad. If I didn’t see that familiar @AaronRodgers12 handle, I would have bet my salary — which falls just short of the $8.5 million Rodgers earned in 2012 — that it was someone else. Rodgers has made news in his career with strong and/or controversial statements, but he has always taken great care to frame his public communication in a civilized and clinical manner. I’ve called him out for one relatively misguided outburst , but generally speaking, you won’t find someone who puts more thought into what he says in public than Rodgers. I tweeted on the Braun-Rodgers connection in the moments after Monday’s announcement and was met with a pretty fierce pushback from Packers/Rodgers/non-baseball fans. @dnjpond tweeted that inserting Rodgers to the Braun story added nothing but “innuendo and agitation.” @mcflan5 suggested it is nothing more than that, “Aaron was clearly defending a friend.” @stevekass2 wanted me to “stick to football” and stop with the “wild leaps of assumption.” Here’s why this is relevant: One of the NFL’s top players is on record vehemently defending a now-admitted fraud — one who happens to be one of baseball’s top players — and gloating over a temporary exoneration that now has no credibility. The question from here is whether Rodgers has any public responsibility moving forward. Should we all just accept that he was ensnared and duped by a pathological liar posing as a friend?
Fan who won “bet” with Rodgers would take a game check to settle it
Todd Sutton is , though. Id just take a game check, Sutton told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, laughing. Im not really expecting to hear from him. Itd be cool, but I doubt its going to happen, Sutton said. Yeah, we doubt it too. A game check would cost Rodgers$281,250. Its pretty amazing that this guy makes that much in one week. More than I make in an entire fucking year. Seems fair. Rodgers also seems to have a history of welching on bets when he loses.
Braun puts Aaron Rodgers in tough spot
1, Says Ron Jaworski You know how we love it when people rank shit. Well, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is one of the people known for doing this. He annually ranks all the starting quarterbacks in the NFL. At the top of his list is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers got the nod over Peyton Manning and we can already hear all the Pey Pey fans whining. Kind of like all the stupid chowderheads cried when Tom Brady came in third. But Tom Brady is faaaackin awesome, bro! Aaron Rodgers couldnt carry Tom Bradys faaaackin jock! You know, because they know more about quarterback play than a former NFL quarterback who sits in a damn film room all offseason. Anyway, heres what Jaws had to say about numero uno. Rodgers is the most physically-gifted quarterback in the NFL.
Sports 0 (USA Today Sports Images) Aaron Rodgers was so sure his buddy on the Milwaukee Brewers , Ryan Braun , didn’t use performance-enhancing drugs, that he told a skeptical Twitter follower last February that he would put his money where his mouth was. @toddsutton ya I’d put my salary next year on it. #ponyup #exonerated Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012 Well, Braun has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the rest of the season after dropping an appeal, and somewhere Todd Sutton is wondering how he can collect the Green Bay Packers quarterback’s $4.5 million base salary for this year. When Braun had a positive test for PEDs overturned on appeal, Rodgers publicly defended him then as well. MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free #exonerated Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012 Might be a bit awkward the next time the two Wisconsin sports stars talk. Rodgers probably should be regretting being so defensive of Braun, now that Braun has dropped his appeal and said he made “some mistakes” and is willing to accept the consequences. Rodgers once backed out of a jersey bet with the R&B group Boyz II Men, and we really don’t figure he will “pony up” on his Braun bet either. – – – Hit us up on Twitter @YShutdownCorner , email us at email@example.com and “Like” Shutdown Corner on Facebook for NFL conversation 365 days a year, the way it should be. Related MLB video from Yahoo!