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Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa Dons Ohio State Hoodie as Result of Losing Bet on Brother Taulia’s Maryland Team

  • Tua Tagovailoa’s brother Taulia plays for Maryland football.
  • Maryland played Ohio State last weekend and lost to the Buckeyes 37-17.
  • Tua needed to wear an Ohio State hoodie due to a bet with teammates Eli Apple and Jerome Baker.

Ohio State vs. Maryland was a highly anticipated matchup heading into Week 6, with each teams undefeated (Ohio State 4-0, Maryland 5-0). The Buckeyes got here away with a 37-17 win that was more competitive than the rating suggests — much to the chagrin of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Tagovailoa, whose brother Taulia helms the Terrapin offense, is having fun with a robust season with the Dolphins. Miami is 4-1 on the season, first within the AFC East, and hung 70 points on the Broncos in Week 3.

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It appears Ohio State vs. Maryland sowed some discord within the Dolphins locker room (albeit lighthearted discord). Tua Tagovailoa made a bet with Dolphins defenders and Ohio State alumni Jerome Baker and Eli Apple that Maryland would pull off the upset, which turned out to be a regrettable decision.

Consequently, Tua needed to don an Ohio State hoodie in his media availability with Dolphins reporters on Wednesday:

While Tua didn’t love having to wear the hoodie, he viewed it as a bonding experience together with his teammates.

“A bet was lost to Jerome Baker and Eli Apple,” Tagovailoa said. “Booooo. Bama didn’t play. My brother played. He plays for Maryland. And so uh. …”

When he was asked about points, Tagovailoa said it was a moneyline bet. “No they didn’t give me points,” he said. “I feel they thought highly of Maryland’s team. They were gonna wear Maryland gear. … Sometimes that is the way you win your team over guys. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, you already know?”

Taulia Tagovailoa accomplished 21 of 41 passes for 196 yards, one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown and two interceptions (including a Josh Proctor 24-yard interception return for touchdown, the Buckeyes’ first rating of the day).

Credit to Tua for taking the loss on the chin: Taking the Maryland bet straight up is supreme confidence in his brother. It didn’t work out last week, but Apple and Baker were likely sweating out the primary half at the least.

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