NFL quarterback Tom Brady has given a fan with one whole Bitcoin (currently worth over $61,000) after his 600th touchdown pass ball was accidentally given away by wide receiver Mike Evans.
American football superstar Brady, who is a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL), is widely considered to be a “Greatest of All Time” (GOAT) due to his many amazing record-breaking accomplishments as a quarterback.
Brady and his Brazilian supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen recently did a TV commercial for crypto exchange FTX. This was done as part of a multi-year partnership with FTX — announced on June 29 — that resulted in Brady becoming an Ambassador for FTX and Bündchen taking on the role of FTX’s Environmental & Social Initiatives Advisor.
Brady made history last Sunday (October 24) against the Chicago Bears by passing for his 600th career touchdown, making him he first quarterback to achieve such a milestone. Rather than holding onto the ball as a keepsake, wide receiver Mike Evans accidentally handed it off to a fan named Byron Kennedy, who was seated in the end-zone stands.
An official for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was able to negotiate with Kennedy for the ball’s return, originally promising him a meet-and-greet with Tom Brady. However, Brady revealed in a segment on Monday Night Football that he had also offered Kennedy 1 BTC in exchange for the ball, worth roughly $62,000 at the time.
Brady tweeted about the experience following the game.
In addition, Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud says the Buccanneers have agreed to give Kennedy two signed team jerseys, a helmet with Brady’s autograph, Mike Evans game cleats and season tickets through the rest of the season.
While Kennedy appears to have made off with quite the haul, a tweet by Ken Goldin, founder of sport memorabilia auction company Goldin Auctions, claims the historic ball could be worth anywhere from $500,000 to $900,000.
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