Floyd Mayweather wins bet on Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M


Johnny Manziel made it rain — for Floyd Mayweather. (Eric Gay / AP)

Floyd Mayweather did what Johnny Manziel cannot do: he got paid for Manziel’s performance Saturday.

Money Mayweather invested wisely, placing some of the $41.5 million he earned only a week ago in a victory over Canelo Alvarez on Manziel and Texas A&M. His bet? $220,000 that A&M would cover a 17.5-point first-half spread against Southern Methodist. A&M was up 32-6 at halftime and went on to win, 42-13, with Manziel passing for 244 yards and running for 102.

And Mayweather, who nearly doubled his dough, couldn’t resist rubbing it in a little, which doesn’t seem right somehow.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · September 22, 2013