Workplace bets are no stranger to the Red River Showdown.
They’re especially fun in NFL locker rooms, where some of the participants actually played each other on the field. Such is the case between Tennessee Titans DeMarco Murray and Brian Orakpo.
Rivals in college, the former Longhorns defensive end and Sooners running back became teammates this season and decided to place a friendly wager on the result of Saturday’s game in Dallas.
Since the Longhorns lost, Orakpo had to wear an Oklahoma jacket — presumably Murray’s — when he faced the media on Monday. Take a look below.
— Steve Layman (@SteveLayman) October 10, 2016
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) October 10, 2016
— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) October 10, 2016
It looks like Orakpo took the loss in stride, and for good reason. While he was at Texas (2005-08), the Longhorns went 3-1 against the Sooners. He and Murray (2007-10) split a pair of meetings in 2007 and 2008.
As for their current team, the Titans defeated the Miami Dolphins 30-17 on Sunday, and both players were big factors in the win. Orakpo had five tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss. Murray ran 27 times for 121 yards.
And in case you were wondering, Orakpo still looks better in orange than he does in crimson.
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