After his Wisconsin Badgers lost 59-0 to nemesis Ohio State in the Big Ten championship on Saturday, J.J. Watt had to face an even uglier reality.
He would be dressed in Buckeye gear for the world to see.
"I had four guys, (Ryan) Pickett, Simon, (DeVier) Posey, and (Linebackers Coach Mike) Vrabel," Watt said Wednesday. "They won, so I pay out my bets. I have to wear this. I'll be taking a long shower at the end of the day."
The two-time All-Pro defensive end even kept up his bet while addressing the media in his Wednesday press conference.
Wearing a black hoodie with a big, red 'O' and gray Ohio State athletic shorts, Watt became a target, figuratively and literally, for the four former Buckeye stars who had a little fun with the collegiate rivalry.
Texans linebacker John Simon, two-time team captain and former four-year starter for the Buckeyes from 2009-2012, said he would have gladly taken a payout if Watt wanted to opt out of his bet with them.
"He's a man of his word so that was part of the deal," Simon said. "I needed picture proof that he would wear Buckeye gear and we did first thing in the morning. He's been wearing the Buckeye gear all day so I think he's starting to like it."
"I'm going to give it back to him," Watt said. "I'm going to wash it and give it back to him. I'm not mean. It doesn't feel that good, but I have to do it. I pay my bets. That's the way things go. You make a bet and you pay it."