Former ‘Bachelor‘ contestant Jade Roper Tolbert won $1 MILLION in a DraftKings fantasy football event this weekend … but the victory has triggered an investigation after it appears she may have cheated.
Roper — who appeared on season 19 of ‘Bachelor’ and season 2 of “Bachelor in Paradise” — was participating in DK’s Millionaire Maker daily fantasy contest, which involved selecting a lineup of players from the 4 NFL Wild Card games.
Roper submitted 150 entries — the maximum allowed — and one of her lineups ended up winning the $1 MILLION top prize. She even bragged about it on social media!
The problem … fantasy football experts have pointed out an interesting wrinkle — that her lineups seemed to be coordinated with her husband’s 150 entries to maximize their chances of winning.
(FYI, Jade’s husband is Tanner Tolbert, who was a contestant on season 7 of the “The Bachelorette.” They met on season 2 of “Bachelor in Paradise.”)
In other words, it appears the two colluded to gain a mathematical advantage over the other fantasy players … which would be a clear violation of DraftKings rules and could void her victory.
Now, DraftKings tells TMZ Sports they’ve launched an investigation into the situation — explaining, “We take the integrity and fairness of our contests very seriously and are looking into this matter.”
So far, no official comment from Jade or Tanner.