Quinn made the wager with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker nearly seven months ago, but it's taken a while to make good. Wisconsin has had a bit of labor unrest and protest under Walker, a Republican.
As the loser, Quinn will volunteer in a Kenosha food pantry while wearing a Packers jersey on Aug. 6.
Quinn joked about his predicament shortly after declaring today Richard Dent Day in honor of the former Bear, who will be enshrined in the football Hall of Fame the same day Quinn fulfills his bet.
“If you are going to the Hall of Fame, you can say a prayer for me,” Quinn said to Dent.
The football star said he’d be happy to oblige, but suggested Quinn use his situation to inspire the team to do even better this season
Quinn took it one step further, channeling the powers of his office.
“We almost made it last year to the Super Bowl, and this year we will make it, and we will win,” Quinn said. “That’s my executive order to the team.”
Quinn’s visit to Wisconsin comes as he and Walker have been locked in a war of words. The two exchanged bars first over Illinois’ recent income-tax hike, with Walker inviting businesses to relocate north of the border. Quinn later went on the offensive over Walker’s move to limit collective bargaining, though unions here have since criticized Quinn for his efforts to cut the number of union workers in Illinois and his recent move to block union pay hikes.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun