Nate Behar bought this cutout of Tunde Adeleke, may run naked with it.

Twitter bets can turn into a bad idea, as Edmonton Eskimos’ receiver Nate Behar is finding out. Behar, the Eskimos’ first pick in the 2017 CFL draft (fifth overall) and a product of Ottawa’s Carleton University, was watching the Calgary Stampeders’ game against the Ottawa Redblacks Thursday when he came up with a bad idea. Before the game, seeing that former Carleton Ravens’ teammate Tunde Adeleke (a defensive back Calgary picked 25th overall this year) was listed as returning punts for the Stampeders, Behar decided to propose a bet based on the chances of Adeleke scoring a return touchdown:

Well, guess what happened:

And Behar’s reaction was great, including some of the tweets he retweeted:

He then tweeted a video of him creating an Adeleke cutout at Staples’ website:

Behar spoke to Gerry Moddejonge of The Edmonton Journal about this Friday, suggesting he might try a double-or-nothing bet:

“Yes, when fun bets with your friends go viral it’s never a good thing,” laughed Behar, who was a healthy scratch in Friday’s season opener as he continues to catch up on the playbook after sitting out training camp without a contract. “Apparently, I didn’t put much thought into it when I tweeted it out. I was pretty much tweeting Tunde, ‘Good luck,’ and then, all of a sudden …”

… he’s got to back it up. Or does he? After all, no parameters were put in place for any sort of deadline.

“Exactly, that’s part of the fun, it’s kind of an open timeline, but it is Canada Day tomorrow so maybe we’ll see.”

…Or he could just up the ante and wait for winter.

“Nice and cold too,” he said. “A little polar bear dip?”

…“He thought it was pretty funny,” Behar said. “I’ve kind of got him backed into a corner too so after my first touchdown, he’s got to do a little something as well. We’ll keep that a secret for now.”

Meaning for Behar there may be an opportunity to double or nothing his way out of an embarrassing situation.

…“That’s also a thought I’m hoping, so hopefully I’m active soon and we’ll try to make another deal and cut some corners,” he said.

We’ll see what happens. And this is a much lighter Twitter controversy to be involved in than some previous ones from Behar. But if he’s going to streak through Edmonton, he might want to do so soon. Sunday is expected to have a high of 27 degrees Celsius (80 Fahrenheit), and next Saturday could hit 31 (88), but the city’s known for its long months of freezing temperatures. Avoiding nudity in those seems like a good idea.

[The Edmonton Journal]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.