Aaron Rodgers Loses Bet About Ryan Braun’s PED Involvement

Aaron Rodgers Loses Bet About Ryan Braun's PED InvolvementWith the news that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and will be suspended the remainder of the 2013 season, it looks like Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is the one who should be eating crow after his tweets from a year ago.

‘Exonerated’

Rodgers tweeted in full confidence that the media was slandering an innocent man and even told one fan he’d put his salary for next season on Braun’s innocence.

“MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free #exonerated”

“@toddsutton ya I’d put my salary next year on it. #ponyup #exonerated”


‘Game check’

Lindsay Jones of USA Today Sports interviewed the fan whom Rodgers tweeted at, who jokingly said he’d take just a game check from Rodgers, which would cost Rodgers $281,250.

Now, hindsight is always 20/20, and there’s obviously no way Rodgers could have known his baseball buddy was guilty, but these were pretty bold claims.

Do you think Aaron Rodgers would indeed pony up the money that he put up for the bet on his friend’s innocence? And what will become of Ryan Braun?

Source: Tristan Thornburgh | Bleacher Report

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Rupert Murdoch’s Take On Scientology

With the recent splash of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce over the weekend, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chief executive and media mogul, publicized his reactions on the news via Twitter. And indeed, his tweets included remarks about Scientology that could possibly create waves in the media world.

Murdoch tweeted: “Scientology back in news. Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in [hierarchy].”

Murdoch, who owns Fox News, Wall Street Journal and New York Post, tweeted another “cult” comment right after the first one: ”Watch Katie Holmes and Scientology story develop. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, Cruise is often linked with Viacom’s Paramount Pictures, and has done movies for 20th Century Fox — which is owned by News Corporation. He is also ”known for being prickly about being challenged about his involvement with Scientology.”


Still, Murdoch stands by the lines he tweeted: ”Since Scientology tweet hundreds of attacks, expect they will increase and get worse and maybe threatening. Still stick to my story.” And when a user asked about Murdoch’s take on Mormonism, he replied: ”Mormonism a mystery to me, but Mormons certainly not evil.”

Scientology was created by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952. It is a body of beliefs and related practices to his self-help system, Dianetics. Scientology’s teaching involves the principle that humans are simply immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature. It uses auditing, a method of spiritual rehabilitation where a person aims to consciously relive painful or traumatic experiences in their past in order to liberate themselves of their negative effects. Scientology is a tax-exempt religion in the United States.

What do you know about Scientology? What do you think gave Murdoch the impression that Scientologists are “creepy” and evil”? Do you share the same opinion with him or not?

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