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Podcast raises $50,000 in 10 hours to get J.J. Watt on show

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Alex Butler
J.J. Watt and Wheels Up Founder and CEO Kenny Dichter smile on the stage at the Wheels Up Super Saturday Tailgate event on the eve of Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on February 4, 2017. The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
J.J. Watt and Wheels Up Founder and CEO Kenny Dichter smile on the stage at the Wheels Up Super Saturday Tailgate event on the eve of Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on February 4, 2017. The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

April 3 (UPI) -- For years, Barstool Sports' Dan Katz has hated on NFL superstar J.J. Watt for his use of social media.

Now the Houston Texans defensive end must join Katz on his podcast, after Katz lived up to his end of a bargain to raise $50,000 for Watt's charity. Katz has consistently berated the All-World defender for constantly posting motivational quotes and workout videos on his social media accounts.

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The sports website created a GoFundMe page called: "The PMT Uhhh Hey J.J. Charity Drive" just three days ago. It eclipsed its goal in 10 hours and now has more than $55,000 in donations. Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee also donated $10,000 to the cause.

Watt agreed to sit down for the "Pardon My Take" podcast for one hour after the goal was reached.

The 28-year-old is a four-time All-Pro and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. He signed an eight-year, $108.8 million contract in 2014.

According to its official website: the Justin J. Watt Foundation provides "after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers."

To date, the foundation has provided more than $2.8 million in funding to sixth through eighth grade after school athletic programs and organizations.

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