Rams RB Ronnie Rivers Nearly Matched His NFL Salary Playing Poker In Vegas

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While the Los Angeles Rams didn’t have much success on the field this past season, one of their players found some off it.

Rams rookie running back Ronnie Rivers was recently in Las Vegas celebrating his mom’s birthday. Everyone who has been to Las Vegas knows how dangerous those casinos can be. Sometimes you lose big, but sometimes you also win big and that was the case for Rivers during this trip.

While playing three-card poker at Caesars Palace, Rivers hit the mega progressive jackpot and won $514,837:

As if the thrill of winning a big hand wasn’t enough, Rivers nearly doubled his $515,670 salary from the 2022 season with the Rams.

Rivers originally signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State. After spending some time on the practice squad, he got a chance to contribute in the second half of the season after Cam Akers was away from the team due to a personal issue and Darrell Henderson was cut.

Appearing in eight games for the Rams, Rivers had nine carries for 21 yards and five catches for 29 yards. He will head into the season with the team looking to contribute more, although Akers and Kyren Williams will be ahead of him on the depth chart.

What Rivers is doing with money

In the meantime though, Rivers is clearly enjoying his offseason and a nice vacation with his family in Las Vegas.

After winning the big jackpot, Rivers told a local Fox station that he plans to buy his mom a house with the money. Hopefully the Rivers family going out of Sin City quickly though as everyone knows that money can make it’s way back to thew casino just as easily as Rivers won it.

Unless, of course, he won it on the River, which would be fitting given his name.