Watt Offers To Pay Out Failed Parlay After Missed Call Costs Fan $1,000

Every Arizona Cardinals fan was irritated by a missed call in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. But only one of those fans will be getting paid for his aggravation, all thanks to a Tweet and an offer by J.J. Watt to pay out the failed parlay.

In the second quarter of Arizona’s game against the Rams on Sunday, defensive lineman J.J. Watt recovered a fumble and had nothing but the end zone ahead of him. The All-Pro could have easily completed a “scoop-and-score” touchdown, but referee Clete Blakeman blew his whistle and ended the play, ruling it an incomplete pass. When a replay booth review reversed Blakeman’s decision, all that could be done was to award the football to the Cardinals on the 30-yard line. But it denied the Cardinals an exciting defensive scoring play, and one sports bettor missed out on a parlay payout.

The Cardinals won the game, 27-17, to improve to 4-6. Arizona leapfrogged the Rams in the NFC West standings as a result.

But even though the Cardinals emerged victorious, the mistake by Blakeman would have cost a fan $1,000, until Watt stepped in.

Watt Offers To Pay Out Failed Parlay After a Tweet

On Monday morning, a Twitter user with the name @JReyes192 tweeted that he had missed the final leg of his NFL parlay bet due to Watt’s non-touchdown.

The fan placed a same-game parlay with SportsNet sportsbook:

  • Arizona Cardinals to win on the moneyline
  • James Conner to score a touchdown
  • Any defensive touchdown

Conner scored two touchdowns in the victory, both coming on rushing plays. After the Cardinals won the game, the bettor was successful on two of the three parlay legs for his bet.

The man’s wager was for $27.77 on +3630 odds. If it had won, the man would have collected $1,008 from the sportsbook. Instead, in a Tweet posted on Wednesday, the Cardinals fan revealed that Watt had given him the payout.

According to his Twitter profile, the parlay bettor owns Rocking L Rentals in San Tan Valley. The business rents heavy equipment such as bulldozers, excavators, and tractor-trailers.

The victory by the Cardinals was crucial for keeping their hopes alive for a playoff spot. Both teams played Sunday’s games without their starting quarterbacks, as Kyler Murray and Matt Stafford were sidelined due to injuries. The Cardinals will square off against another division rival on Nov. 21 on Monday Night Football in Mexico: the San Francisco 49ers.

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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.