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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski and former WWE Superstar Mojo “Rawley” Muhtadi are rewarding the fan who gave Tom Brady’s 600th career touchdown ball back on Sunday.
According to TMZ Sports, Gronk and Muhtadi are partnered with a crypto company called Beyond Protocol, and they are gifting Byron Kennedy with 690 tokens, which are worth close to $31,000 in total value.
After Brady threw his 600th career touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Evans in a 38-3 trouncing of the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Evans accidentally handed the football to a fan.
That led to a Bucs representative speaking with the fan, who then relinquished the valuable commodity:
Bleacher Report @BleacherReport
Mike Evans accidentally gave a fan Tom Brady’s 600th TD ball and the Bucs had to negotiate to get it back 😅
After Kennedy made the exchange with the Bucs employee, Darren Rovell of The Action Network reported that Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions, told him the football was worth $500,000.
As a result, the Buccaneers agreed to give Kennedy the following in return for the football, per Rovell:
Darren Rovell @darrenrovell
JUST IN: The deal has been made with the Bucs fan who gave up the Brady ball.
He will receive:
2 signed jerseys + a helmet from Tom.
A signed Mike Evans jersey + his game cleats.
A $1K credit at the Bucs team store.
2 season tickets for the remainder of this season + next
Additionally, Brady announced during an appearance on the Manningcast for Monday Night Football (h/t TMZ Sports) that he was giving Kennedy a full Bitcoin, which is worth around $62,000.
In terms of the total value of everything Kennedy has received, it isn’t close to $500,000, but Brady, Gronk and Mojo have helped make it a pretty good haul.