11:58am

Fri December 11, 2009
WVAS Local

Ala gov turns down Fla. oranges in wager over SEC football game

Montgomery, AL – - Alabama's anti-gambling governor isn't
going to collect those oranges he won from Florida's governor in
their wager on the Southeastern Conference football championship.
Gov. Bob Riley became the target of criticism on Internet blogs
and talk radio for wagering Alabama barbecue against Florida
oranges over the outcome of the SEC championship.
Alabama won the game Saturday, but Riley's press secretary says
Riley doesn't plan to collect - which was news to Gov. Charlie
Crist's office. A spokesman for Crist said the two governors had
the same wager last year and Riley sent Dreamland Barbecue from
Tuscaloosa when Florida won.