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Jarret Jack knew about Mayweather's bet on Heat game

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03:50 PM ET 12.14 | It's no secret that boxer Floyd Mayweather likes to gamble. He famously placed a $3 million bet on the Michigan-Alabama game in the first week of college football, and days later he placed a $200,000 bet on the second half line in the Dallas Cowboys game. He's also no stranger to betting on basketball and winning at the last second. He placed a $275,000 on the Spurs beating the Lakers back on Nov. 13, and he won it on a buzzer beater. But when he placed a bet on the Warriors to beat the Heat, Mayweather just came off looking like a genius. However, there are really two stories to take out of this. First, the Mayweather hit is large again; but secondly Jarrett Jack basically said on live television that he was aware of sports gambling heading into his game against the Heat. Now, Jack didn't say Mayweather was paying him, but given the NBA's not-so-cozy history with on-court gambling scandals, David Stern isn't going to be tickled over Jack's little sound bite.

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December 15, 2012  05:46 AM ET

What a stupid story. Who wrote this? Just because he was aware of the bet doesn't mean anything. As an athlete gettting millions playing a sport, he should, obviously, have been playing to win. That's what happened. Much different than a paying a referee, who normally should have no interest in who wins. If he had bet on them to lose and then Jack had missed a potential game-tying or winning shot then that could have been a story. Why would Mayweather need to pay him? What about the rest of the team? Did he pay them to try harder to win? There is more than one player on the floor, you know. If Stern isn't aware of big bets by rich and famous peope then he must have been living in a cave in Siberia or something.

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December 15, 2012  10:11 AM ET

How can Mayweather bet on a sport that he is not involved in, but Pete Rose can't????

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December 15, 2012  10:39 AM ET

Odds Are That No One Is Surprised, Bro.

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December 15, 2012  11:13 AM ET

Yeah you're right, i stand corrected, but do you really think that Mayweather has "never" bet on a fight in his life???

December 15, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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Yeah you're right, i stand corrected, but do you really think that Mayweather has "never" bet on a fight in his life???

I don't see Mayweather betting against himself. Pete Rose bet on the Reds. Anytime that he didn't, that is basically a bet AGAINST the team that he managed. And it could have an affect on managerial moves for that game, or the next. It really challenges the ethics of his decisions. Big difference.

December 15, 2012  11:53 AM ET
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I don't see Mayweather betting against himself. Pete Rose bet on the Reds. Anytime that he didn't, that is basically a bet AGAINST the team that he managed. And it could have an affect on managerial moves for that game, or the next. It really challenges the ethics of his decisions. Big difference.

So what you're saying is that it would be okay for Mayweather (or his manager), to bet on himself in a fight????

December 15, 2012  12:01 PM ET
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So what you're saying is that it would be okay for Mayweather (or his manager), to bet on himself in a fight????

Honestly, yes. I don't see an issue with him betting on himself. I think that there is also a difference because of the sports. Floyd is betting on himself. Rose was betting on other people, even when it came to his team.

December 15, 2012  12:07 PM ET
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Honestly, yes. I don't see an issue with him betting on himself. I think that there is also a difference because of the sports. Floyd is betting on himself. Rose was betting on other people, even when it came to his team.

Well at least you gave an honest answer. I think it's illegal to bet on yourself in boxing, "conflict of interest"!!!!

December 15, 2012  12:24 PM ET
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Well at least you gave an honest answer. I think it's illegal to bet on yourself in boxing, "conflict of interest"!!!!

Probably. I heard rumors years ago that Douglas put money on himself before the Tyson fight, but that could just be an old folk tale.

December 15, 2012  12:31 PM ET

'Urban legend' makes more sense than 'folk tale'.

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December 15, 2012  01:11 PM ET
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Is it OK for a horse owner to bet on HIS horse? If he doesn't bet on HIS horse is that an indicator that his horse is unprepared for the race? Would it be allright if an owner bet on a horse that he didn't own in the race against his horse?

I don't pay enough attention to horseracing to care about any of that. Not to belittle horseracing, I just don't know where the ethics lie in something of that nature, due to my complete indifference to the entire "sport".

December 15, 2012  01:13 PM ET
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Well at least you gave an honest answer. I think it's illegal to bet on yourself in boxing, "conflict of interest"!!!!

If you're betting on yourself to win, what is the conflict of interest?

As long as Floyd keeps making 20 mil every time he fights, he won't be broke any time soon.

December 15, 2012  01:46 PM ET

So the refs were paid off and screwed the heat out of some calls on purpose?
Am not shocked.

 
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