Settling the Bet: Howard County Exec Picks Up Trash in Redskins Garb

Ken Ulman dropped by Landover Wednesday to satisfy a bet with his Prince George's County equal.

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman dropped by Landover on Wednesday to pick up roadside trash in a Redskins jersey, fulfilling the terms of a wager with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

The two top officials had placed a friendly bet on Sunday's matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins. Ulman, a diehard Ravens fan, lost out when Baltimore fell to the 'Skins 31-28 in overtime.

Baker, ever the gracious victor, invited Ulman earlier this week to meet him at the Prince George's County Sports & Learning Complex in the shadow of FedEx Field.

Though Ulman arrived sporting purple, he soon found himself clad in the burgundy-and-gold jersey of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. After some friendly trash talk, the two executives set off down Sheriff Road to pick up litter together.

Baker, Ulman, and Ulman's daughter Lily climbed a steep embankment to collect bottles, plastic bags, and other trash left in a small grove of trees. At one point, Lily led her father in the singing of fight song "Hail to the Redskins," which the two had been practicing in recent days.

Asked about the meaning of the bet, Ulman said that it signified that "we're all in this together" as Marylanders.

Jenni Pompi December 12, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Such good sports. Great shots, John!
J. Doe December 13, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Like to see them working together and hope to see more of it in the future. JD
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