The Cleveland Browns’ new free safety made a promise on Twitter on Monday night that if the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals that he’d buy a jersey for each person who retweeted his post.
If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s this a jersey…
— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) May 29, 2018
“Honestly, I didn’t think it was going to get over 100 [retweets], to be honest,” Randall said Wednesday after the Browns’ offseason practice.
As of 1 a.m. ET Thursday mornding, he had over 924,000 retweets. At $99.99 each for jerseys, that would mean Randall could be spending $77.7 million.
For the period of May 23-29, Randall’s tweet was the most retweeted in the United States, according to Twitter. Randall would not reveal how he planned to pay off the promise or if he had an alternate idea, perhaps charity-related, if the Cavs win.
“We’ll talk about this after the series is over,” he said, later adding he would do something for the fans regardless of the result.
Randall said he was joking about the jersey, although on Twitter he also tweeted “100 percent chance” about honoring the commitment.
“I definitely didn’t think the Cleveland fan base would go this crazy about it,” Randall said. “Obviously, it is a joke. Just to know how passionate this fan base is, it is really encouraging.”
We know he doesn’t have that kind of money, so he won’t be able to shell out 80 million to cover his dumb joke. Let’s hope he does something to satisfy all his Retweeters. But let’s be honest, I don’t think the Cavs will win, so this will just end up being a funny story.