Floyd Mayweather Claims He's Betting $300K on Johnny Manziel This Weekend

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterSeptember 26, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his majority decision victory against Canelo Alvarez in their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Want to make some quick cash?

According to Floyd Mayweather Jr., the smart money is betting on Johnny Football on Saturday.

While in New York on Wednesday, Mayweather dropped into the studio with Howard Stern and gave a lengthy interview on sex, his ridiculous plane chartering habits and Johnny Manziel.

Nick Schwartz of For The Win noticed the ridiculous interview, a portion of which Mayweather spent explaining the beaucoup dollars he plans to bet on Manziel and the Aggies beating Arkansas on Saturday. 

Here's an audio recording of the interview. Skip to the 29:30 mark for the Manziel discussion.

Warning: Video contains strong language and graphic content. 

Mayweather advised Stern and his listeners to consider Johnny Football and Texas A&M a lock to beat Arkansas at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. 

“Alright, I’ll tell y’all something you can bet on this Saturday,” Mayweather said. 

“Alright, go ahead,” Stern replied. “Give me a sure thing.”

“Johnny Football,” Mayweather said. “He’s playing the Arkansas Razorbacks this Saturday.” 

COLLEGE STATION, TX - SEPTEMBER 14:  Johnny Manziel #2 of Texas A&M Aggies waits near the bench in the fourth quarter during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Kyle Field on September 14, 2013 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran
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Mayweather went on to explain who Manziel was and guarantee that the Aggies would win. (I’ve looked for a sportsbook offering the purported three-point spread but cannot find one. A&M is likely to be favored by more.)

Stern asked how he could put so much faith in one player when football is such a team-oriented sport. Mayweather told him that Manziel was the guy who beat Alabama in 2012, a team that went on to become national champions.

Stern wasn’t convinced.

“What if he’s having a bad day?” Stern asked. 

“Johnny Football never has an off day,” Mayweather replied. 

HOUSTON, TX- SEPTEMBER 21: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies rushes past Zach Wood #90 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs in the first half on September 21, 2013 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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Stern asked how much he planned to drop on the game. Mayweather thought about it for a moment and replied, “$300,000.”

Woosh...must be nice. 

There you have it, the Money Team has vouched for and put its golden seal on Johnny Football, who will be looking to help the Aggies improve to 4-1 this weekend.

Regardless of the spread, the sports betting will likely be fierce and fast on this one, and Mayweather likely isn’t the only bettor expecting the Aggies to pull it out.

Win or lose, Johnny “Point-Spread” always finds a way to cover.


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