Floyd Mayweather is a high roller. There’s no doubt about it. He’s not afraid to drop some bills if he thinks a particular sports team is going to get a win. They don’t call him “Money” Mayweather for no reason.
Mayweather put down $200,000 on the Cowboys last night–specifically, he bet on the ‘Boys for the second half of their game against the Giants, a game that the Cowboys went on to win. He posted a photo of his bet slip on Twitter and Instagram to prove it:
This was a very bold bet, considering that the NFL has been having the Super Bowl champion open the season with a mid-week home game for eight years now and the home team has never lost.
Until last night, that is.
The Giants were favored by nearly everyone in the nation, but Tony Romo played what analyst Chris Collinsworth called “the game of his life” and the Cowboys knocked off the Giants. Mayweather won his bet. He’ll take home $181818.20. Not too shabby.
Mayweather also dismissed the recent reports that he bet $3 million on Michigan beating the 14-point spread against Alabama in last weekend’s college football game (Alabama won the game and covered the spread). He called that story a “rumor.”
Previously, Mayweather has proven to be willing to make big bets on NFL underdogs. He allegedly bet on the Tim Tebow-led Broncos upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 AFC divisional round. The Broncos shocked the football world and won that game in overtime.