Tom Brady gave 1 bitcoin to a fan for returning the football he threw for his 600th touchdown
- Legendary quarterback Tom Brady gave a fan 1 bitcoin for returning a landmark football to him.
- The fan was handed the 600th touchdown football by wide receiver Mike Evans.
Tom Brady recently made history by throwing a record 600th NFL touchdown, and tossed one bitcoin to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan as a reward for returning the historic ball to him.
Brady - a current pitchman for crypto exchange FTX - and the Buccaneers on Sunday notched a blowout 38-3 win against the Chicago Bears alongside Brady's milestone touchdown throw to wide receiver Mike Evans. Evans spotted a fan wearing a jersey with his name on it and gave the ball to the fan only to realize later what he had done.
That set off a scramble by Buccaneers staff to get back the ball from the lucky fan, 29-year-old Byron Kennedy, who put on Twitter a video he filmed of Brady's pass and of himself getting the ball.
"I was hesitant to give it back," Kennedy told the Tampa Bay Times but reportedly decided to return the ball after learning Brady wanted it back. Kennedy didn't walk away empty-handed.
Brady gave him one bitcoin whose worth at current prices was more than $60,000, but the bitcoin was tossed in an extra reward. According to NFL.com, Kennedy will receive, among other things, two signed jerseys and a helmet from Brady, a signed jersey by Evans, and two season passes for the remainder of this season and for 2022.
The football thrown for the 600th touchdown could be worth as much as $500,000, and could "easily" sell for $900,000, said Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions, according to CBS Sports.
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