August 27th, 2009
03:53 PM ET

John Mayer, it's time to pay up...

Way back in May of 2001, John Mayer was arrested in Georgia for driving without a license, but that's hardly news.

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What IS news, however, is that a mugshot was taken of the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter... a mug shot that has been rather elusive... until now. posted the coveted Mayer photo Thursday afternoon. So why is this eight-year-old mug so compelling? Here's the backstory:

Wednesday Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump was arrested in Los Angeles for driving without a license and later released on $15,000 bail. Thursday, Jon Mayer tweeted that he was arrested for the same offense as Stump and  posted the following message on his Twitter page to's Harvey Levin:

"Challenge: if Harvey Levin at TMZ can produce my mugshot, I will donate 25k to the charity of his choice."

Well, TMZ delivered... and it sounds like the celebrity website is serious about making Mayer deliver on his challenge. The website wants to donate the cash to an animal charity... saying they're close to saving a puppy's life.

Do you think Mayer will cough up the cash?

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Molly

    Debra R: did you read the article? Neither John Mayer nor Patrick Stump were drinking. They were driving with invalid licenses–which usually means the licenses had expired. In Stump's case, it was just that he never got a California license after moving there. Sorry about your grandfather, but accusing people of drinking and driving is irresponsible.

    August 31, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Debra R

    He should donate it to some type of organization that supports the families of people have been murdered by drunk drivers, like my grandfather was on his 50th anniversary by an idiot who was drunk and driving like Mayer and Stump.

    August 31, 2009 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. rachele

    i hope so. it sounds like a good cause Iwish I had$25,000 to donate.

    August 28, 2009 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    Lame. You all have to much time on your hands to be dealing with stuff like this. Lets focus our energy on something worth while, like our boys in Afghan and Iraq...

    August 27, 2009 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Charles

    He's a ding dong! He will only do it to make himself look good. If this article had not run he would never pay up. He owes more people money!

    August 27, 2009 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. shoobop

    Heck yes, he's gonna cough up the dough! He's not one to make empty promises. I should know...I am an expert on this matter. Empty promises, I mean...anyway...perhaps Mr. Mayer will grace this comment string with his own pledge to make good on the wager. Oh Mr. Mayer...what say you?

    August 27, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andrea

    Of course he'll pay, that was the point!

    It's a win-win situation. Attention and chairty.

    August 27, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Graig Adams

    what the ____ does John Mayer care about 25,000?Break it off!!

    August 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LBW

    If he has any integrity he will. He is very talented, but darn he is smug.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cindy V.

    John Mayer is disgusting and needs to be put to sleep.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. vanhenry71

    John Mayer is both human, making mistakes like the rest of us, bit also a pretty nice and stand-up guy. Oh yea he will hand over the cash for that bet, it was won honorably so yea he would.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |

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