Bucs complete deal with fan who gave up Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown ball

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It’s not $500,000, but the Buccaneers fan who gave back the football that Tom Brady used to throw his 600th touchdown pass, has a deal.

The Bucs are giving Byron Kennedy two signed jerseys and a helmet from Brady, a signed Mike Evans jersey and his game cleats, a $1,000 credit at the team store and two season passes for the remainder of this season as well as next season, Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

The fact that the football from Brady’s 600th touchdown pass is the hottest topic in the NFL on Monday tells you how bad the actual football games were on Sunday. The average margin of victory was exactly 20 points in the 11 games Sunday.

Evans, who caught three touchdowns from Brady in the blow out of the Bears, unknowingly gave the milestone ball to Kennedy.

Sports memorabilia analysts have suggested that football could fetch as much as $500,000 at auction after Brady’s first career touchdown pass, to Terry Glenn in an October 2001 game against the Chargers, sold for $428,842 this summer.

Kennedy said he couldn’t say no to Brady after a team staffer approached him shortly after Evans’ handoff and asked for it back. Kennedy received a different game ball with the promise of more goodies later. He got his deal a day later, though there was no mention of a round of golf with Brady.

23 responses to “Bucs complete deal with fan who gave up Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown ball

  1. He got hosed on that deal. That stuff they probably give out for free to corporate sponsors every week.

  2. I would rather have them pay me $1 million. I could not care at all about those other stuff.

  3. 600th td or whatever. At this point in his career, it’s kinda pathetic to still be wanting mementos of his own accomplishments.

  4. The signed Brady jerseys and the Evans’ game cleats & jersey will fetch a pretty penny at some point also. So not a bad deal after all.

  5. Depends on whom catches something like this and where they are fins cut and in their life.
    Roger Maris took a pic with the fan who caught 61 which broke a guy named Ruth’s record. The man was going to use the mo et from selling it to put a down payment on a house. A young couple or someone with a few kids might see what can be done with that moment of luck. So I think however a person wants to handle this fine. Only thing wrong wouldbe the team strong arming the fan or not respecting the persons wishes. These don’t sell for huge numbers for a team or a multimillionaire. But a person like one of us, it might be a rocket booster to hanging their life

  6. Brady said on the Peyton and Eli telecast that he also gave the fan a Bitcoin which is worth just over $60K

  7. Tom Brady has a net worth of $270 million and Jezelle has a net worth of $400 million. That’s $650,000,000 total family NW. Even if the gift he offered was worth $100k, to scale with the assumption that this man makes $100,000 per year, Brady would have offered him basically $15. Pay the man what the ball is worth. $600K is like spending $90. Really bad look.

  8. If anyone should be paying to get that ball back, it should be Mike Evans. He’s the one who gave it away.

  9. The Bucs should have offered all ticket holders their money back as it was such a dumpster fire of a game.

  10. mysterytonite says:
    One date with Giselle should’ve been packaged in the deal
    I’d settle for a business lunch with Giselle, and ask to have someone present to take notes for me. That would probably be a better education than an MBA.

  11. Should’ve got their number, said “We’ll talk.” Go home and call a collector and a lawyer.

  12. i think the fan did alright out of it. he only had the ball for like, 2 minutes, and that was only because he was lucky. you can’t be too greedy.

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