FTX as part of a long-term partnership, marking the duo’s newest foray into the world of digital assets.
Both Brady, a celebrated American football player, and Bündchen, a world-renowned supermodel, will serve as ambassadors for FTX, according to an announcement Tuesday. The cryptocurrency exchange declined to disclose their equity stake, but did say they will both receive an unspecified amount and type of crypto. Bündchen will also take on the role of FTX’s environmental and social-initiatives adviser, according to the release.
Gisele Bündchen Supports Tom Brady’s Un-Retirement: They Decided ‘as a Family,’ Source Says https://t.co/b4VnxkVGlN
— People (@people) March 14, 2022
FTX brought the celebrity couple on during the company’s funding push to raise $1 billion with hopes of turning it into a value of $20 billion.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is giving a fan one bitcoin in exchange for his 600th career touchdown ball.
Brady threw the record-setting touchdown last Sunday — no NFL player had ever thrown for 600 touchdowns — but Mike Evans, the wide receiver who caught the pass, had not realized the ball was a record-setting one for Brady and gave the ball to a fan in the stands.
After the team realized the importance of the ball, the TV broadcast caught Buccaneers officials negotiating with the fan to get the ball back.
The ball obviously carries value, and Brady addressed the situation during ESPN’s Monday Football simulcast. “I got the ball back,” Brady told former NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning.
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I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa.
Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
Brady’s supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen, 41, showed support for her husband’s decision, Peoplereported March 14. “Everything they do they decide as a family,” a source said of the couple.
Brady and Bündchen joined FTX, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, as ambassadors in June 2021, with Bündchen reportedly servicing as an adviser for the crypto firm’s social and environmental initiatives.
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It appears that Tom Brady has heard about the fan who purchased his pre-retirement touchdown ball for $518,000 USD at auction.
Brady recently announced that he is coming out of his brief retirement to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers once again. The GOAT took to Instagram in hopes to ease the pain of the eager fan, by reaching out to digital crypto trader FTX to donate a Bitcoin to a charity of choice of the fan.
Since Brady made his announcement to go back to the NFL, the value of the football collapsed exponentially the day after.
In Brady’s Instagram, he wrote, “Hey @ftx_official … could we donate a Bitcoin to the charity of this person’s choice?!” The caption accompanied a video of the said touchdown pass he threw to Mike Evans on January 23 in a playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Brady then announced his retirement on February 1st but retracted on March 13.
Tom Brady rocked the sports world on Sunday, announcing his intention to end his retirement — which lasted all of 40 days — and return to the Buccaneers for the 2022 season.
It’s an update that should have Tampa Bay fans jumping for joy — except for one unlucky bidder, who is now likely cursing their terrible luck. According to a Sunday report from ESPN, the ball that represents Brady’s last touchdown pass (for now) recently sold for $518,000, per auction site Lelands.
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Several hours after the story was posted, Brady announced his un-retirement.
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands.
That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family.
Bloomberg reported in 2021:
Brady and Bündchen’s ambassadorship comes as FTX discusses raising as much as $1 billion in a new funding round that could value it at as much as $20 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Lead investors haven’t yet been identified and terms of the round could change as it’s not yet finalized, they said.
An FTX representative declined to comment on the funding round.
Brady has one year left on his contract with the Buccaneers, and could become a free agent at the end of the season, but the team is not speculating on the quarterback’s future plans. “We’ll get to that when we get to it,” Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said Monday of Brady’s contract.
Byron Kennedy is now something of a local legend in Tampa after this weekend, getting and then giving back the ball from Tom Brady’s 600th career touchdown pass. The Buccaneers have reportedly agreed to give Kennedy, 29, a package including season tickets and autographed memorabilia in exchange for the ball he originally got from a celebratory Mike Evans.
But Brady insisted on “Monday Night Football” with Peyton and Eli Manning that he’s chipping in by gifting Kennedy a Bitcoin.
“Byron lost all his leverage when he gave up the ball,” Brady joked with the Manning brothers. “He should’ve held it. … (But) I’m also giving him a Bitcoin, so at the end of the day, I think he’s making out pretty well.”
Valued at just under $63,000, the digital currency would mark one of the biggest prizes Kennedy has received in exchange for granting the Bucs’ abrupt game-day request.
Brady didn’t explicitly specify why he decided to return to professional football after putting an end to his spectacular 22-year career just a little over a month ago.Some started joking that Brady’s cryptocurrency ambitions didn’t work out as well as he expected due to the poor performance of Bitcoin and major coins.
After announcing his retirement, the legendary footballer hinted that he wanted to pay more attention to crypto and non-fungible tokens. Brady launched Autograph, his own NFT company, in August 2021.
He also picked up a stake in the FTX exchange last June.
Brady’s recent gesture signals that he hasn’t soured on crypto.
At the end of the day, I still think he’s making out pretty well.”
Brady took an equity stake in cryptocurrency exchange FTX earlier this year and, based on this tweet, it’s possible that the exchange helped contribute the crypto gift to the lucky fan:
“Hey @FTX_Official, let’s make a trade…Let’s get this guy a Bitcoin,” Brady tweeted out on Monday.
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Cryptocurrency has been getting more popular among NFL players over the past 18 months — running back Saquon Barkley says he is accepting all future endorsements in bitcoin, and No.
There was a lot of negotiation in order to get the ball back.”
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Byron Kennedy, the fan who caught the ball, will receive two Brady-signed jerseys, a signed helmet, a signed Evans jersey plus his game cleats, a $1,000 store credit at the Buccaneers team store, and season tickets for two years, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
“I am also giving him a bitcoin, which is pretty cool, too,” Brady went on to say.
NFL star Tom Brady attempted to help out a fan this week who paid $518,628 for Brady’s “final touchdown pass” football on March 12, hours before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced his unretirement, instantly plummeting the ball’s value.
Some say the ball is worth only $20,000 today. So Brady asked cryptocurrency exchange company FTX to toss the fan a Bitcoin to help with the situation. A Bitcoin is currently worth about $42,000.
“Hey @ftx_official … could we donate a Bitcoin to the charity of this person’s choice?!” Brady, 44, posted on his Instagram account Friday. Included with the post was video of the quarterback’s pass to Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans, thought to be Brady’s last career pass after Tampa Bay lost that January 23 playoff game to the Los Angeles Rams, and Brady announced his retirement nine days later.
Speaking of finances, Brady also joked on the Manning brothers’ broadcast that Clyde Christensen, his quarterbacks coach, should not be a model for his TB12 fitness program, as Peyton suggested.
“Are you trying to short the TB12 stock here?” Brady said, holding back laughter. “This isn’t right. I need Clyde to eat non-packaged foods. Too much of what he eats actually comes in a wrapper and you gotta tear it apart.
I say, ‘Clyde, just because it’s popcorn doesn’t mean it doesn’t have calories. You can’t eat eight popcorns in one sitting.