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Aaron Rodgers Bet On Ryan Braun’s Innocence

Public figures should be careful who they rally around.

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Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, considers Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun his friend.  They run a successful restaurant in Wisconsin together, 8-twelve MVP Bar and Grill.  They are possibly the most recognizable sports figures in their home state.

So, when Ryan Braun was accused of using performance enhancing drugs, Rodgers naturally came to his defense.  Rodgers accused the media and MLB of taking a “guilty until proven innocent” stance.  When Braun’s case was decided and the slugger was cleared of the accusations, Rodgers took to Twitter to show his support.

Fans reacted, some positively to Rodgers’ support.  Others lashed out.  One fan called Rodgers out and asked point blank “you really believe he didn’t you PED’s???? “.

It is Rodgers’ response that is drawing attention now that Braun has accepted MLB’s 65 game suspension for PED use and his involvement in the Biogenisis case.  You see, Rodgers was so confident in his friend’s innocence, he put his money where his mouth is.

For those wondering, that’s over $8 million worth of salary.

No one expects Rodgers to “pay up” on a bet that he didn’t actually make.  No one thinks the quarterback is actually going to sacrifice his salary because another athlete refused to play the game clean.

Maybe Aaron Rodgers will be more careful who he puts his faith in next time.

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Video: Royals Harlem Shake

Some of the Kansas City Royals players, including Salvador Perez and Bruce Chen, have posted a “Harlem Shake” video.

From Wikipedia: The videos last between 30 and 32 seconds and feature an excerpt from the song “Harlem Shake” by electronic musician Baauer. Usually, a video begins with one person (often helmeted or masked) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people not paying attention or unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, the video cuts to the entire crowd doing a crazy convulsive dance for the next 15 seconds. Moreover, in the second half of the video, people often wear a minimum of clothes or crazy outfits or costumes while wielding strange props.

It was only a matter of time.

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