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Floyd Mayweather: Add High-Stakes Gambling to Money's List of Vices

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. Victor Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Zachary D. RymerMLB Lead WriterJanuary 4, 2012

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has a bit of a gambling problem. 

But hey, don't take my word for it. Money made it abundantly clear that he is rather fond of gambling when he took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a few of his latest bets with his two million followers. 

It all started innocently enough. Mayweather tweeted a photo of a receipt of a bet he had made on Purdue to win the Little Caesars Bowl. The amount of money involved fairly stood out:

Photo Credit: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Photo Credit: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

This is just a guess, but I bet Money was the only one who thought to bet six figures on the Little Caesars Bowl, much less on a team as unreliable as Purdue.

But Money didn't stop there. He next revealed that he had put six figures on the San Francisco 49ers to win on Christmas Eve:

Photo Credit: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Photo Credit: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Mayweather proceeded to keep the photographic evidence of his bets coming. He revealed that he had bet big money on Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, on Houston in the TicketCity Bowl and on Texas in the Holiday Bowl. 

Not content to stop at college football, Money also put big money on the Chicago Bulls in a recent game, and on Alabama's basketball game against Georgia Tech on Tuesday.

There's apparently more to come. In sharing his bet on Alabama, Money promised to let everyone know what today's pick is a little later on.

Whomever he chooses, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he's going to put a hefty sum on them. Call it a hunch.

Don't get me wrong. It's Money's money, and he's free to do whatever he wants with it. Compared to, say, burning $100 bills in nightclubs, laying down huge bets is rather tame.

What I can't bring myself to ignore is just how screwed Mayweather would be if he wasn't a boxer. If he was a baseball player, for example, bets like these would draw all sorts of negative attention, and he would probably face some sort of punishment for daring to share them with millions of people on Twitter.

But since Mayweather is a boxer, it's no harm, no foul. As long as Mayweather is happy putting his money on the line, so be it. Let him have his fun.

Besides, the man is due to report to prison on Friday. He's not going to be able to gamble for three months, so he may as well make up for that now.

Here's hoping he knows not to make any bets that are too stupid.

Like, you know, betting on himself to beat Manny Pacquiao. 

Heck, that fight's not even going to happen, and Money wouldn't win even if it did.

 

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