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NFL Star Ray Edwards

Drops $12k Taking Fan

to Las Vegas

5/8/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0507_ray_edwards_vegas_launchAtlanta Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards paid up this weekend on one of the coolest fan contests imaginable -- and treated one lucky winner to a baller trip to Las Vegas ... including awesome seats to the Floyd Mayweather fight Saturday night. 

It was all part of Edwards' "Dare to Be Different" contest, designed to give away a trip to Edwards' biggest fan ... who really needs a vacation. 

A rep for Edwards tells TMZ he shelled out for two first class tickets for winner Chantel Snow and a friend ($1,250). He also paid for hotel accommodations at MGM Grand ($1,100), meals on Friday and Saturday ($3,000), a private limo and driver for their whole stay ($2,000), a private cabana at the Hard Rock pool ($900), tickets to the fight ($1,500/ea), VIP booth at the club Friday ($2,500).

A runner-up drove up to Vegas on his own dime, but all he got to do was meet Ray and watch him train.

Second place really is first loser.

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lol winner up had to drive on their own dime to meet him.i wouldnt call that winning at all

898 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

"meals on Friday and Saturday--$3000." What the hell did they eat!?!

898 days ago


Keep it real. Of course the "winners" were all female and decent looking. I bet you probably had to submit a picture as part of the "contest". This was nothing more than a booty round up. And $3K sure as heck wasn't food only!!

898 days ago

XpLzT Xpl0rAtioN    

was this a contest OR a way for him to find new skeezers to mess with??

898 days ago


Looks like fun, but yea he probably picked them from their pictures

898 days ago


Only the girl in the strips is the winner and the other girls are the winner friends and one is his assistant. She won with a video..that was super cute n funny. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VzJIU3o7pL4

897 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

"Dare to be Different"?... should've sent some homeless person on a vacation - all expense paid. That would have been different.

897 days ago


TMZ ---
Your estimates are very conservative.
Two First Class airline tickets cost much more than $1,250.
Poolside Cabana for $900....Try at least $2,500 with minimum drink requirements into the thousands.

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