UPDATE: 6/16/22 - 3:00 pm

Following JJ Watt's response to DraftKings, on Twitter, DraftKings stepped up to the challenge with a forthcoming donation to Watt's favorite charity.

Ouch. After getting sacked on Twitter yesterday, clearly we are safer to be on J.J. Watt’s good side.  So DraftKings customers can now back him to make his first career Super Bowl appearance this season. For 24 hours, we are boosting those odds and will donate all handle from this market to a charity of JJ’s choice. Good luck to JJ and to all DraftKings bettors! [DraftKings co-founder and President of North America, Matt Kalish]

Keep reading for the entire story, including DraftKings most recent response.


 

JJ Watt is one of the most feared defensive players in the history of the NFL, but also one of the most-loved players because he's one of the nicest guys on the planet. Well, that is, unless you get on his wrong side on Twitter.

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That's exactly what the sports betting website, DraftKings, learned on Wednesday after they attempted to troll Watt on Twitter.

It started with Watt posting a photo, from practice, of him throwing a football.

A short time later, DraftKings thought it was a good idea to retweet said photo with the caption "Intercepted".

 

That's when Watt followed with a savage burn forcing them to stay in their lane.

It's very rare that you see Watt knock someone down a notch or two, on social media, so when he does get the popcorn ready because the funny responses will follow.
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 Following the publication of this article, I received an email from DraftKings alerting me of their charitable response to JJ Watt. You've gotta love and respect a company with a sense of humor and a desire to put its money where its mouth is.  

Now, what do we have to do to be able to utilize DraftKings to its fullest here in Texas?

The answer is to call all of your local representatives and other lawmakers. Sports betting is not legal in Texas, but it should be. Then again, we'll probably be the last state to legalize marijuana, so those out-of-touch legislators in Austin really need to step into 2022.

You'd think they'd love that additional tax revenue.

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