Denver mayor hurts leg prior to paying off bet

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 15, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 16: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the bench in the third quarter against the of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lucas Oli Stadium on January 16, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock insists he is not trying to welch on a bet after he injured his leg at a stock show. Hancock lost a bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake that requires him to perform linebacker Ray Lewis' signature pre-game dance after the Denver Broncos lost to the Ravens. The mayor's spokeswoman, Amber Miller, initially said Hancock suffered an unspecified injury during ''pre-game'' warm-ups on Monday to pay off the wager, but later said he pulled a muscle and will fulfill his promise after he heals. The top-seeded Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs in a 38-35 home loss Saturday to the Ravens.
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