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Did Floyd Mayweather Jr. bet $1 million against Tim Tebow?

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather is rumored to have wagered more money than some people make in a lifetime on a hunch that Tim Tebow's luck had waned.

The undefeated boxer is believed to have bet $1 million that Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos would lose to the New England Patriots on Dec. 18.

If the reports around gambling circles are true, Mayweather added a pretty penny (or should we say silver nickel, to slightly mitigate the gross understatement) to his already vast fortune. The Broncos indeed lost, 41-23.

In an interview with Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mike Colbert, sports book director at M Resort, wouldn't confirm or deny if Mayweather did indeed put $1 million on the line.

Colbert said he wasn't permitted to discuss bets on the record but said that Mayweather is "a valued customer who frequents the books quite often."

Mayweather, who was sentenced last week to 90 days in jail on domestic violence charges, has previously posted photos of himself on his Twitter account winning six-figure betting slips.


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Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr.. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images.

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