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Bill Nelson Cranks Out 46 Pushups (Video)

Nelson does 46 pushups after losing a bet with Durbin. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Nelson does 46 pushups after losing a bet with Durbin. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Bill Nelson, who has a history of issuing friendly wagers on Florida sports, found himself on the losing end Wednesday.

Nelson, 72, and Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois wagered food and beer on the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning — but in addition to betting food, the losing senator was required to do pushups equaling the number of goals scored throughout the series.

Bill Nelson Cranks Out 46 Pushups

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The Blackhawks clinched the series in six games Monday night, giving Chicago its third Cup in six years. Even though the teams combined to score 23 goals in the series, Durbin agreed to double the pushup amount Wednesday afternoon and forego the Cuban sandwiches Nelson wagered.

“Thank God you lost and I didn’t,” Durbin said after Nelson accomplished his feat of strength. “They’d be taking me out of here on a stretcher.”

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