- Kelce appeared to have lost a bet to the Chiefs team VP of Communications
- Cincinnati, Kelce’s alma mater, lost 30-10 to the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday
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It’s the first year that the University of Cincinnati is playing football in the Big 12 Conference and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is already losing bets.
At the start of his press conference, Kelce walked into the room wearing the head of ‘Cy’ the Cyclone – a red bird that’s the mascot of Iowa State University.
It appears that Kelce made a bet with someone in the organization – likely VP of Communications and Iowa State alumnus Brad Gee, who walked in the room with Kelce smiling.
Kelce addressed the *cyclone* in the room at the start of his presser, saying, ‘I’ll give it about two more seconds’ before taking the head off and handing it to Gee, saying, ‘Go Cyclones, man’.
The tight end confirmed he lost a bet, saying, ‘Yeah another friendly wager. Unfortunately my [Cincinnati] Bearcats are struggling right now in the Big 12.’
Travis Kelce wore the mascot head of Iowa State’s ‘Cy the Cyclone’ at a press conference
Kelce apparently lost a bet on the Cincinnati-Iowa State game to team comms VP Brad Gee
The University of Cincinnati (red), Kelce’s alma mater lost to Iowa State (white) 30-10 Saturday
Ever the optimist, Kelce said, ‘It’s alright we got Baylor this week. Hopefully we can bounce back and get the train rolling.’
After being asked what the other side of the bet would be, neither Kelce or Gee could seem to remember.
For Kelce, the man of the moment in sports thanks to his ever-so-quickly developing relationship with Taylor Swift, this was another nice and lighthearted moment from the Chiefs tight end.
But things haven’t been so great for his alma mater, which has yet to win a game in the Big 12 after joining the conference this year.
After starting their season 2-0, they have lost four straight to Miami of Ohio, Oklahoma, BYU, and – last Saturday – Iowa State.
The Bearcats got stomped at home 30-10 after holding a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.