Man who won bet on Super Bowl safety reportedly plans to donate winnings to charity
|02.07.12 at 11:09 am ET|
A typical prop bet turned unusual Sunday evening when the bet on which team would score first and how deviated from the usual touchdown or field goal. Instead, the Giants earned the first lead of the game when Tom Brady was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone, a call that resulted in a Giants safety.
But people sometimes make odd bets, and Giants fan Jona Rechnitz became the beneficiary off an atypical guess when he bet $1,000 that the Giants would score first on a safety. At 50:1 odds, Rechnitz is now owed $50,000 as a result of the freak play.
But according to a TMZ report, Rechnitz wants to donate every cent of his winnings to charity. Rechnitz told TMZ he would donate $5,000 to a charity of quarterback Tom Brady’s choice in the hopes that Brady will match Rechnitz’s donation. Rechnitz also said he would donate $5,000 to the charities of the choosing of all the defensive linemen on the play. Any money remaining will be donated to charities for the less fortunate. In return, Rechnitz said, he simply wants to take Brady out for a falafel dinner.