Jade Roper-Tolbert, a past contestant on the reality TV series “The Bachelor,” won a $1 million fantasy football contest over the weekend, but controversy ensued shortly after and an investigation has been launched.
Tolbert, who is in her first season regularly playing fantasy sports, entered the maximum 150 lineups into the DraftKings’ “Millionaire Maker” contest on the weekend’s four NFL wild-card games.
Tolbert’s victory has sparked allegations of collusion with her husband, Tanner Tolbert, a known high-volume daily fantasy player.
The couple met on the second season of “Bachelor in Paradise” and got married in 2016. Jade and Tanner reside in California, where they work as social media influencers. This past weekend, they combined to submit 300 lineups at $25 per entry into the DraftKings’ contest.
Fantasy insiders, who analyzed the Tolberts’ entries, point to a lack of duplicated lineups and alleged that the couple had strategized together to enter unique rosters as a way to circumvent the maximum entries allowed.
Out of the Tolberts’ 300 lineups, 298 were unique.
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