Over a year ago, former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins was repping an Indiana sweatshirt in a news conference while with the Washington Redskins.
That was because he lost a bet to former Hoosiers quarterback Nate Sudfeld after the latter’s alma mater beat the Spartans in 2016.
But that wasn’t the end of the bet.
Cousins also had to donate to Sudfeld’s charity and on Monday, Sudfeld posted that a good portion of the donation to his organization, Assist International, went to building a home for orphans in Jinja, Uganda.
Here’s the full post:
In 2016, Kirk and I made a bet on the Indiana vs Michigan State football game. Loser had to wear a school shirt the following day as well as pay a small percentage of their salary to the other person’s charity. Fortunately for me, the Hoosiers won so a donation was made to our organization @assistinternational! And I’m really excited to share that with a good portion of Kirk’s funds we were able to build a home at the AOET Orphan Village in Jinja, Uganda. We’ve called it "The Kirk and Julie Cousins House.” A mother, father, and up to seven orphan children will be living in the home, and they are so grateful and excited to live there. My parents, brother and sister recently visited Uganda, and the orphan village held a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the home. Swipe right and see the house and some of the people living there right now!
The house was named the Kirk and Julie Cousins House and Sudfeld’s post said “a mother, father and up to seven orphan children will be living in the home and they are so grateful and excited to live there.”
It was a fun and classy gesture between two rivals turned teammates with the Redskins in 2016.
Cousins recently signed a deal with the Minnesota Vikings, while Sudfeld was a backup on the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in 2017 and is currently under contract with the team through next season.