- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The U.S. senators from Ohio and Oregon have settled their friendly bet on college football’s championship, with Oregon’s senators showing support for the winning Ohio State Buckeyes on the U.S. Capitol steps.

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon joined Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman of Ohio on Tuesday in spelling out “O-H-I-O” with their bodies to settle up.

The Buckeyes defeated the University of Oregon Ducks 42-20 in the national college football championship Monday night.

Brown and Portman would have had to learn to “throw the O” alongside the Oregon Duck on the Capitol steps if Oregon had triumphed.

Congressmen Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Tim Ryan of Ohio also placed a bet before to the game. They wagered Oregon wine against Ohio ice cream.

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