Yuri Andrade, the man who interrupted Super Bowl 55 with his heroic sprint down the field in the fourth quarter, allegedly told another fan before the game that he bet $50,000 on his own stupidity, and even after getting arrested and posting bail, he emerged a very rich man.
Super Bowl streaker halts the big game
No Super Bowl is complete without a brave soul injected with adrenaline and just the right amount of stupidity running on the field in minimal clothing and delaying the big game. During Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we got that magical moment in the fourth quarter.
While the Chiefs were driving down the field in the fourth, a mystery man jumped on the field near the far end zone in a pink unitard and black shorts and started his heroic run to glory across the field. He made it all the way past the players, juked out two security guards, and was finally upended at the opposite one-yard line.
That mystery man’s name is Yuri Andrade, a 31-year-old resident of Boca Raton, Fla. After his epic performance, Andrade was immediately dubbed the “Super Bowl Streaker.”
The streaker was handcuffed on the ground and led off the field by a hoard of security guards, but his mission was already accomplished. Andrade was arrested and charged with trespassing before posting his $500 bond and getting released Monday morning.
Super Bowl streaker claims he won $375,000 by betting on himself
After the streaking incident, the Internet exploded with rumors and conjecture about who Andrade was and why he risked jail time to run his scantily-clad victory lap. WFLA reported the streak was a publicity stunt for Vitaly Uncensored, an adult website run by Vitaly Zdorovetskiy. Zdorovetskiy is the same character who ran on the field during the 2017 World Series and on the court in the 2014 NBA Finals.
But Andrade might’ve had a larger financial incentive to rush the field during Super Bowl 55.
Sideline Daily later shared a post on Instagram of a fan claiming he met Andrade at a Tampa restaurant before the game. The fan sent a text with a picture of Andrade stating he bet $50,000 of his own money on a prop bet that there would be a streaker at the Super Bowl this year. The bet carried odds of +750, so Andrade’s payout would be $375,000.
And sure enough, Andrade made it on the field late in the game to allegedly cash his massive bet.
Sports betting experts deny Super Bowl streaker claims
The next day, the Internet collectively went crazy praising Andrade for his genius bet. But Las Vegas experts weren’t so convinced. Multiple sports betting reporters and personalities took to Twitter to deny the claims that any sportsbook would accept Andrade’s bet.
Patrick Everson of Covers.com spoke to a spokesperson from a popular sportsbook, and they had this to say: “No book in their right mind would take $50K limits on that. Nowhere close. If there was one, I’d have been right there next to him in a pink tutu.”