Drake is one of the biggest sports fans in all of hip-hop. The Canadian artist’s love for gambling is well known in sports circles. It appears, Drake has a good feeling about a specific player becoming the first wide receiver off the board at the position during the 2022 NFL Draft and he has dropped $100k on it.
On Thursday, the Canadian rapper posted a screenshot of a bet slip on his Instagram story showing that he wagered $100,000 on USC’s Drake London to be the first wide receiver taken. The Grammy Award-winning artist wrote, “Drake betting on Drake just feels right,” In the end, that bet paid of big time as Drake was picked #8 overall.
Drake collected a $335,000 payout when his bet hit. The future NFL star had his best collegiate season just last year.
In 2021, London had 88 receptions for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games for the Trojans. He was the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and received first-team All-American honors by Pro Football Focus. In three seasons at USC, London had 160 catches for 2,153 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Drake placed the bet on Stake.com, a crypto betting platform not available in the United States. In March, he announced a partnership with them, so his bet is likely an advertisement. Meanwhile, you can check out his Instagram update below.
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