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Old 07-26-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: California
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So when Aaron Rodgers says he bets a years salary stating that Ryan Braun is clean, then it is confirmed he is not clean, should he pay his bet?? Since he didn't bet anyone specifically, maybe he should donate a years salary to charity??

I say from now on when professional athlete wants to be so bold as to say he bets a year of his salary, he should be held to that bet by donating it to charity, or maybe he should just keep his mouth shut.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I say from now on when professional athlete wants to be so bold as to say he bets a year of his salary, he should be held to that bet by donating it to charity, or maybe he should just keep his mouth shut.
In your plan, what will be the enforcement mechanism?
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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gambling in this type of manner is illegal, he should be sent to prison but I bet he won't be
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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gambling in this type of manner is illegal, he should be sent to prison but I bet he won't be
What Rodgers did wasn't gambling of any sort, much less an illegal act. In that there was no one in particular at whom the offer was directed, and in that no one took him up on it, wagering their own year's salary, it was never a bet of any sort, it was just an expression of misguided support for Braun. If Rodgers had said "I'd bet my life that Braun is clean" would you now be demanding that he kill himself or be executed?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: California
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In your plan, what will be the enforcement mechanism?
There wouldn't be any, just his word, or they (any athlete) should just not ever bet their years salary and keep their mouth's shut.

If I am a reporter at his recent press conference, I would've sarcastically asked him, so what charity are you donating your years salary? Basically just calling him on it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: IL
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I say from now on when professional athlete wants to be so bold as to say he bets a year of his salary, he should be held to that bet by donating it to charity, or maybe he should just keep his mouth shut.
Yeah, great plan. Let's apply that to all of humanity. Let's also penalize people for backing up their friends...or people they thought were their friends. Ridiculous.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The first tweet read:

you really believe he didn't you PED's????

Rodgers' tweet said:

I’d put my salary next year on it

There was no response from the other guy, you have to have both parties putting something up for there to be a bet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: California
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Yeah, great plan. Let's apply that to all of humanity. Let's also penalize people for backing up their friends...or people they thought were their friends. Ridiculous.
You can back up your friends all you want, just don't make a "ridiculous" bet a years salary or worse yet your life.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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You can back up your friends all you want, just don't make a "ridiculous" bet a years salary or worse yet your life.
or your friend's life, or your friend's wife, or your wife's friend's life
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Zurich
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Look at what happened to this guy.

Rapper Ryan Leslie Ordered to Pay $1.2 Million Reward for Lost Laptop | TIME.com
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