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Breaking: 'The Mentalist' snags Eric Winter to play [spoiler alert]

eric-winterImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosI think I should start charging a fee.

Two weeks after I publicly endorsed Eric Winter to play Van Pelt’s new love interest on The Mentalist, the CBS drama has cast the Brothers & Sisters hottie in that very role.

Winter’s character, Craig O’Laughlin, is described as a football player-turned-FBI guy who strikes up a flirtation with Amanda Righetti’s Rigsby-crushing agent.

Thoughts on this casting? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Thumbs sideways? And do you think I deserve a commission—and, if so, what percentage? (As a frame of reference, I collected a cool .00001 percent for Terrence Howard’s LOLA deal.) Sound off below!