Rodgers' Twitter bet draws attention

Updated: July 24, 2013, 9:05 AM ET
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MILWAUKEE -- One NFL fan is having a little fun with Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodger over his vociferous support of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun.

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.

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