The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 at Super Bowl LV.
It was a dominant victory that generated many headlines after the fact.
First you just had the impressive nature of the Bucs’ win itself, which led to a gleeful Tom Brady getting absolutely wasted. Then you had Patrick Mahomes’ fiancée get embroiled in a racial tweet scandal. Then you had Mama Mahomes lobbing a mean-spirited shot at Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen.
One of the more interesting side plots that emerged from the big game was the fact that a gentleman by the name of Yuri Andrade had somehow made his way onto the field, streaked, and then supposedly set himself up for a six-figure payday.
During an interview with Wild 94.1, Andrade claimed that gambling website Bovada offered +750 odds on a streaker hitting the field, so he decided to take the initiative.
When it was all said and done, Andrade revealed that he had made $370,000 in profit.
Unfortunately, the story didn’t end there.
The Bucks owner’s daughter decided to bring 2021 in with a bang by stripping all her clothes off. https://t.co/UgzhEEna4o
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021
This week, a rep for Bovada informed TMZ that as a result of “some betting irregularities on our Super Bowl prop ‘Will a fan run onto the field during the game?'” the company “will refund all losing bets on the streaker wager — along with ‘all those ‘YES’ wagers we’ve determined to have had no part in the betting irregularities.’”
What does that mean?
“The implication from the statement is Bovada could nullify wagers connected to the pre-meditated stunt — which would mean they would NOT get paid,” TMZ noted.
Now we know what motivates Gronk to play so hard. https://t.co/xFnKnjoXQ4
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 24, 2021
“Our players have always trusted us to ensure the integrity of all props offered in our sportsbook,” a Bovada spokesman told Front Office Sports. “We will continue to make sure that any publicity stunts or ill-intended behavior cannot adversely affect the outcome of a player’s wager.”
Surely enough, one bettor who wagered $800 and won $6,000 on this particular prop confirmed that his account was terminated and he would not be paid out his winnings.
All in all, Super Bowl LV was the gift that keeps on giving. Between this whole brouhaha and Mahomes’ fiancée’s secret messages about Brady getting exposed, it’s been a hilarious week through and through.