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Former LSU Stars Bet Big Money and a Car Wash on Who Gets Drafted First

Former LSU DE Sam Montgomery
Former LSU DE Sam MontgomeryRonald Martinez/Getty Images
Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterFebruary 25, 2013

The NFL Scouting Combine serves as the biggest job interview in the lives of college football players. But sometimes, that's not enough.

At least if you're Barkevious Mingo or Sam Montgomery.

The two former LSU star defensive ends have more than draft status and signing bonuses riding on their draft position. According to Kareem Copeland of NFL.com, the two have a $5,000 bet riding on their draft position, with the loser having to wash the other's car.

Not a bad incentive for the former teammates, but Montgomery probably should have asked for better odds.

"I'm pretty confident in myself," Mingo told NFL.com. "He's going to be coming out of some money on that one. And I get a car wash."

CBSSports.com's Dane Brugler projects Mingo to be a top-10 pick, but doesn't have Montgomery in the first round in his latest mock draft. Montgomery is projected as a fringe first-round player by CBSSports.com.

Montgomery may have some extra spending money, though. He won $1,000 for having more sacks than Mingo during the 2012 season at LSU and $500 for having more sacks in the Tigers' last game of the season against Clemson.

Sure, that may not seem like a ton of money for two future NFL players, but hey, pride is important between friends and former teammates.

Who's going to get drafted higher, and should Montgomery have asked for better odds? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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