NFL fans are often confounded when officials miss calls during games, but at least one bettor had a reason to be miffed after the Cardinals vs. Rams game in Week 11.
The bettor came very close to hitting a three-bet, same-game parlay that would have paid him $1,000. However, he wasn’t able to get the defensive touchdown he needed from the Cardinals to have it paid out.
But he should have.
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Late in the second half of the contest, the Cardinals got pressure on Rams quarterback John Wolford as he operated within a two-minute drill. He was strip-sacked by Myjai Sanders, and that allowed J.J. Watt to scoop up the ball.
However, he wasn’t allowed to take it to the house, as the officials initially ruled that the play was an incomplete pass. The replay booth eventually overturned it, but by rule, they can’t count a return that happened after the whistle.
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As such, Watt didn’t score despite having a clear path to the end zone. That left the bettor with that three-leg parlay annoyed, and he called upon Watt to help him out.
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Incredibly, Watt responded, and it appears that he will be sending something in the bettor’s direction.
Yeah you got screwed. (we both did 😂)
I got you.
DM me your address. https://t.co/rbtNUWcSL7
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 14, 2022
Whether Watt will give him the $1,000 he would have won or just give him some signed memorabilia remains to be seen (though we’d assume it’s the latter). Either way, it’s a cool gesture from Watt as he continues to build goodwill with fans across the NFL.
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That said, it will also be interesting to see what the NFL will make of Watt getting involved in the gambling sphere while taking a minor shot at a missed call by the officials. It seems unlikely to make waves, but you never truly know with the NFL.