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Oranges vs. apples: Florida AG Pam Bondi bets Gators beat Wolverines



The attorneys general of Florida and Michigan have made a friendly wager on the outcome of this year's Citrus Bowl.

The high stakes: Fresh fruit.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she's betting Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette a crate of -- what else? -- Florida oranges that the Florida Gators will beat the Michigan Wolverines in the New Year's Day college football game.

In turn, Schuette has wagered a bushel of Michigan apples that the Wolverines will leave Orlando 'victor'-ious on Friday.

“Beating the Michigan Wolverines will be as easy as apple pie, which I plan to enjoy after watching my Florida Gators win the Citrus Bowl,” Bondi -- a Florida alumna -- taunted Schuette in a statement.

Schuette teased back: “The University of Michigan will certainly prove to be victors over the Gators. I’m looking forward to having freshly squeezed orange juice on the table in Midland, (Mich.) next week.”

If the Gators win, Schuette will send the apples to Bondi's office, and if the Wolverines win, Bondi will send the orange's to Schuette's.

Kick-off for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl is at 1 p.m. Friday.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 10:26am]


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