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Jan 13

Jamey Johnson & Matthew McConaughey Continue BCS Championship Bet

Jamey Johnson & Matthew McConaughey Continue BCS Championship Bet

Jamey Johnson and Matthew McConaughey on the set of Jamey’s 2010 video for “Playing the Part.” Photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.

With last Monday’s BCS National Championship game between Auburn and Florida State – the finale BCS title game ever – Matthew McConaughey and Jamey Johnson continued their annual “Jamey’s got the SEC and Matthew has the other team for $500 to the winner’s charity of choice” bet.

FSU came out on top, ensuring Jamey’s check went to Matthew’s Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, which supports after school programs in Title 1 schools across the country. The SEC won the past four consecutive BCS Championships, resulting in Matthew writing out four $500 checks to Jamey’s charity, Gamblers Anonymous which, by policy, can’t take donations resulting from gamblers’ bets.

“Yeah, I finally got a victory, and while I’m not sure just where that $2,000 landed, I’ve assured Jamey that the $500 check he is donating to our foundation will definitely be cashed and go towards the after-school program,” Matthew said. “I look forward to doubling down on the Longhorns when we return to the championship game.”

The $2,000 from Matthew will go to the Nikki Mitchell foundation for the research of early detection of pancreatic cancer. Nikki Mitchell, who was president and CEO of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter Music for more than two decades, died in July 2013 after battling pancreatic cancer.

“Four national championships out of five consecutive bids was an impressive run and I’m proud of all of my fellow Alabamians and Auburnians for their virtuous dedication, their exemplary work ethics and their incomparable manifestations of school spirit,” Jamey said. “Roll Tide and War Eagle indeed.”

Watch Jamey & Matthew in “Playing the Part” below:

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Posted at 12:51 pm, January 13, 2014 | Permalink

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