Bill Cosby Bet Big on this NFL Team

June 26, 2017 at 8:46 am by Terez in NFL

For four years in the 1980s, Bill Coscy bet hundreds of thousands of dollars on his favorite NFL team, the Miami Dolphins,  with New York City bookmakers, according to Chris Colombo, the youngest son of late crime-family godfather Joseph Colombo. “He loved them, bet on them every week,” said Chris Colombo, who claimed to “have knowledge” of Cosby’s bets but did not handle them personally. Colombo, who spent a year in prison for running a $3.6 million-a-year bookmaking operation, said Cosby would place weekly wagers on the Fish between 1983 and 1986 — during the team’s glory days with quarterback Dan Marino and when “The Cosby Show” was at the height of its popularity. The bets amounted to nearly $400,000, Colombo estimated, with Cosby dropping $5,000 on each week’s game, plus $10,000 on the five Dolphin playoff games in that period. He also lost a $20,000 bet on the 1985 Super Bowl XIX, when the San Francisco 49ers crushed the Dolphins 38-16. I think he used his pudding money on the L’s.-TO