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Duke baseball player Chad Knight makes headlines with sports betting joke after his college career ends

Duke baseball player Chad Knight caused a stir on social media on Tuesday with a funny little joke.

Knight, whose college career ended when Oklahoma knocked the Blue Devils out of the Norman Regional on Sunday, wrote that while he can no longer play on the field, he can now bet on college sports.

“Goodbye college baseball,” Knight wrote on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. “Hello Draftkings.”

Of course, NCAA rules prevent current student-athletes from betting on themselves or other teams, but Knight no longer needs to maintain his eligibility now that his final season is over and Duke graduation is behind him.

By 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the post had garnered over 6,000 likes, with the (now former) Blue Devil joking in the replies that he would bet on the Little League World Series and make himself generational wealth. DraftKings itself even joined in on the fun with a reply.

Knight also toyed with the idea of ​​betting on all remaining ACC baseball teams to win their Super Regional matchup.

Knight played five seasons with the Blue Devils and finished his career with a .264 batting average with eight home runs and 61 RBIs in 137 games.

Last season, he played in 18 games and achieved a career average of .316 in his final college season, which is a new record.