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Byron Kennedy, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan to whom wide receiver Mike Evans handed the ball that Tom Brady used to throw his 600th touchdown pass Sunday, received quite a haul from the Bucs after giving the ball back to team staff.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times outlined the return:
Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD
Bucs are giving Byron Kennedy the following for the No. 600 TD football: Two signed jerseys and a helmet from Tom Brady, a signed Mike Evans jersey & his game cleats, a $1K credit at our team store, and two season passes for the remainder of this season as well as next season.
Brady also tweeted that he was interested in giving Kennedy a Bitcoin:
The Bucs got a pretty good deal in the exchange, given that the ball was estimated to be worth around half a million dollars:
Ken Goldin @KenGoldin
Given how historic this ball is as the first 600th TD in NFL history, I’d estimate this ball to be worth a minimum of $500,000 (and possibly much more). pic.twitter.com/VhGZTJ3gNX
All Kennedy really wanted was to play a round of golf with Brady:
That probably isn’t going to happen. But hey, he’ll have quite the collection of memorabilia—and one hell of a story—as recompense. Not too shabby.