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No ESPN for Ryan Clark

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

PITTSBURGH -- I must admit, this saddens me a little.

Pittsburgh Steelers starting safety Ryan Clark said Wednesday that he cannot turn his television dial to ESPN for a while.

It has nothing to do with my employer (whew!). It has everything to do with a lost bet Clark had with Steelers teammate and Alabama alum Deshea Townsend.

Clark, an LSU alum, has to hang a Crimson Tide t-shirt in front of his locker all week following their 27-21 win over the Tigers. And Clark is completely torn up about it.

"My heartache and my pain is so large right now," a disappointed Clark said, with a Tide emblem hanging in the background. "I can't even put on ESPN."

Don't worry about it, Ryan. Simply turn on your computer and read ESPN.com's AFC North blog in the meantime. We'll keep you updated.