Aaron Rodgers can breathe a little easier today -- Todd Sutton isn't going to insist the Green Bay Packers hand over his entire salary from last year just because Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was suspended for violating baseball's drug policy.
“I’d just take a game check,” a laughing Sutton told USA Today Sports on Tuesday.
According to the newspaper's calculations, that would be $281,250 -- which is just a fraction of the $4.5 million Rodgers made last season but a nice chunk of change to make off a silly little Twitter exchange.
Back in February 2012, Braun successfully appealed another MLB suspension for similar charges. When Rodgers took to Twitter to celebrate his fellow Wisconsin sports star's good fortune, Sutton, a 37-year-old flight nurse from Denver, responded with a tweet of his own, calling the quarterback "delusional."
— Todd Sutton (@toddsutton) February 23, 2012
To Sutton's surprise, Rogers replied:
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 23, 2012
During the next few days, Sutton tried to engage Rodgers in some more Twitter chatter about the topic, trying a variety of approaches.