A “Bachelor in Paradise” power couple is subject to a fantasy football collusion scandal after former “Bachelor” candidate Jade Roper Tolbert won $ 1 million in DraftKings at the Wild Card Weekend Milly Maker tournament.
"Doesn't even feel real here! Officially speechless. LIKE WHAAAAAAAAT. 🤯🥳🥳🥳😵,” Jade Tolbert tweetedwho is married to former Bachelorette candidate Tanner Tolbert. The couple in 2016 on season from "Bachelor in Paradise", met a spin-off series from "The Bachelor" and have two children together.
The 33-year-old Jade and the 32-year-old Tanner each entered a staggering 150 lineups in the Milly Maker – the maximum that was allowed per person in this daily fantasy sports tournament. Congratulations and praise quickly became pissed off in the fantasy community as the Tolberts had accused 300 unique submissions to increase their chances of winning.
On sunday evening, Jade Tolbert tweeted"Hahaha, that's me! Tanner told me not to play DK Metcalf! 🤣🤪” in response to a screenshot of the tournament's final scoring. Twitter investigators quickly found that Jade had used Metcalf in 88% of their formations while Tanner Metcalf had in 78% of his formations.
"This is absolutely amazing and the clearest agreement that ever existed. Check the QBs lmao, ”tweeted the famous DFS player William Bierman with a breakdown of the charts.
Suspicion increased when other "Bachelorette" alum Chris Randone Tanner Tolbert congratulated the Milly Maker on Twitter instead of winning Jade. Randone deleted the tweet shortly afterwards.
The seemingly coordinated effort is even stranger given a rejecting tweet from Jade Tolbert in 2017:
"I get fantasy football, but I don't understand why guys have to play in 97282913 different leagues. @ Ttolbert05 👀” "
The tournament has a $ 20 entry fee and is capped at 150 entries per participant at the field level through the use of brute force prohibition to use the system.
Everything suggests that the lineups were used in tandem to create a wider reach within the tournament, wrongly maximizing their competitive advantage.
"Behavior that would be viewed improperly" includes "conspiracy with another person (s) or engaging in any kind of syndicate game" or "a single account with others participating in a competition on behalf of multiple participants or otherwise cooperating compete with others. "
In addition, the DraftKings community page states that the following is not acceptable: "group play behavior to gain an unfair advantage over others", z advantage over single game "or" if you have the maximum number of entries for a competition, a Enter the type of competition or event and make a third party, regardless of their relationship, additional entries for you. "
DraftKings initially declined to congratulate the former "Bachelor" star in a meanwhile canceled tweet:
". @ Jadelizroper, will you accept that as a millionaire this week? Congratulations on switching off 👏”
Jade Tolbert replied a quote tweet"In any case, I would like to accept your 🌹! 😍😍😍😍"
DraftKings released the following Statement on Monday morning:
"We take the integrity and fairness of our competitions very seriously and are investigating this issue."