Most future NFL pros use their first paycheck to fund the purchase of a car, a house for their mom or something along those lines. LSU defensive ends Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo, on the other hand, will use theirs to fund an ongoing bet.
The latest? $5,000 to see who gets picked higher in the 2013 NFL Draft in April.
“We had three bets going on,” Montgomery (below left) said. “We had one for the highest (amount) of sacks for $1,000. I won that. We had one for $500 for the most sacks in the last game. I won that. Now we’re fighting (to see) who goes highest in the draft. That amount of money is pretty big, so I have to come through with this one.”
Both Montgomery and Mingo are projected as first-round picks, so in the long run these bets should prove to be a small financial nuisance. That being said, they’d be wise to hold off on any future wagers until they actually sign an NFL contract.