Auburn’s Loss Costs Jamey Johnson $500

The failure of the SEC to capture another National Title this week cost Jamey Johnson $500, but don’t feel too bad for him. Over the last 4 years he’s won $2,000 from bets made with his friend, actor Matthew McConaughey.

The last five years, the two have made a bet on the BCS National Championship game, with Jamey choosing whatever SEC was playing and Matthew taking the other with the winner giving his take to charity.

Earlier this week, Jamey held to his end of the bet and wrote a check for Matthew’s Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, which supports after-school programs in Title 1 schools. The previous four years, Matthew had to write a check to Gamblers Anonymous, which doesn’t accept money won from bets for obvious reasons. So what happened to it?

Jamey says it’ll be donated to the Nikki Mitchell foundation for pancreatic cancer research. Nikki, who was president and CEO of Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter Music, died in 2013.

Source: Country Weekly