US Senators Settle Wager After Ohio State Wins Championship
The U.S. senators from Ohio and Oregon have settled their friendly bet on college football's championship with Oregon's senators showing support for the winning Ohio State Buckeyes on the U.S. Capitol steps.
Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman on Tuesday in Washington to spell out the traditional O-H-I-O to pay off their wager.
Ohio State's Buckeyes defeated the University of Oregon Ducks 42-20 in the national college football championship Monday night.
Brown and Portman would have had to learn to "throw the O" alongside the Oregon Duck on the Capitol steps if Oregon had triumphed.
Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Tim Ryan of Ohio also placed a bet prior to the game. They wagered Oregon wine against Ohio ice cream.