Buccaneers fan Byron Kennedy may have gotten blasted on social media, but he is receiving more and more things after he was handed Tom Brady’s 600th career touchdown ball by Mike Evans. Kennedy gave the ball back to the Buccaneers in exchange for some other souvenirs.
According to one estimate, the ball could have gone for as much as $500,000 or more at auction. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times outlined what the fan got instead.
Brady added on to it by giving the guy one Bitcoin.
Thanks to Rob Gronkowski and Mojo Muhtadi, he is not done getting gifts as they are gifting him with over $30K in tokens, according to TMZ.
Via the report:
“Gronk and Mojo (along with Steve Aoki) partnered with a new crypto company called Beyond Protocol earlier this year, Muhtadi tells TMZ Sports. BP says they specialize in tech that allows internet-connected devices to communicate safely.
Enter Mojo and Gronk … Muhtadi tells us he spoke to the company, and they’ve decided to hook the fan up with 690 coins (if you know Mojo, you get this) worth about $44 each.
Do the math … that’s nearly $31K in value.”
While some fans believed that Kennedy got the short end of the deal, speaking with the Tampa Bay Times, Kennedy seemed at peace with the agreement he had come to with the Buccaneers.
“Getting the ball was really cool. I don’t normally sit in the front row, so I’ve never gotten a ball before,” Kennedy said. “Giving it up was tough. The trainer came over and asked for it. But what am I going to do? Say no to Tom Brady?”
“He asked for the ball back. I didn’t really need the ball. It was cool, I got to hold it, take pictures with it. And then Tom Brady wanted it, so I gave it back.”
“I told the trainer no twice, but finally I said yes,” Kennedy said. “He said Tom Brady really wanted it.”
Kennedy likely could have gotten more for the ball had he held out just a little bit longer.