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Aaron Rodgers Bets $39.5 Million on Ryan Braun, Loses

Well...this is going to be awkward.

Well…this is going to be awkward.

Don’t feel bad if you were one of the tragic suckers that were fooled by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun’s adamant pleas of innocence, you are not alone! Apparently his pal Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, was also quite convinced of his innocence.

He was so convinced that he was willing to publicly wager his entire 2013 salary on Braun’s innocence. Rodgers’ base salary this season is $4.5 million, plus a $35 million signing bonus due to be paid out. He’s not legally obligated to pay, so ultimately it won’t be a monetary loss for Rodgers. Although, it’s going to cost him in the PR department.

Braun was “exonerated” for testing positive for synthetic testosterone during his NL MVP season in 2011 on a ridiculous technicality. Shortly after MLB handed down the ruling, Rodgers took to Twitter to shout about his friends’ innocence from the technological rooftops; specifically, Twitter.

Tweeted A-Rodge:



DAG. That is SO awkward.

DAG. That is SO awkward.

Wow. Rodgers has got to be feeling like a horse’s ass right about now. There are few things worse than going to bat for a friend that turns out to be a filthy, lying cheat in the end. It makes a fool out of your friend and a bigger fool out of you.

That’s exactly what’s happened to Rodgers here. Braun is obviously the bad guy, having been caught cheating with PEDs twice in just over a year. But Rodgers is the blindly trusting friend who stuck his neck out on the line to defend someone who was not worth defending.

On the bright side, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! The Packers training camp begins at the end of this week, which means Rodgers is going to have to answer some questions about this debacle. And it’s going to be awesome.

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