Reports are starting to surface out of Las Vegas that Floyd Mayweather is a real jerk who makes me hella-jealous. According to numerous gambling websites, Mayweather laid $10.4 MILLION on the Broncos to win the Super Bowl and cover the two-point spread. It's important to note that these reports are coming from gambling information networks, not from Floyd himself, so maybe take them with a grain of salt.
*Betting Info* Floyd Mayweather L48hours bet 10.4Million on Broncos -2 (Action with 7 different shops + 4 offshore accts) 8Million in credit— Vegas Gambling Steam (@Pregame_Steam) January 27, 2014
There are other reports that Floyd put $3 million on the Broncos to cover (-.5) at HALFTIME.
The five-division world champion has been known to wager large sums on sporting events, having won $400k betting on Alabama in last year's national title game. There were also reports that he put $3 million on Michigan to cover against Alabama earlier that season.
Reports that Floyd Mayweather has put $3m on Michigan at +14, but 69% of our bettors are on 'Bama http://t.co/f6W8pzJo— Sportsbook.com ® (@Sportsbook_com) August 30, 2012
That's a far cry from dropping seven zeros on a single game. Even for a guy who has made over $350 million in his career, betting $10 million on a single game like this, if true, is one of the most stupid and ballsy things I've ever heard of. Floyd can do what he wants with his money, but that won't stop me from rooting for the Seahawks out of pure unadulterated jealousy that one man has enough cash to do this.