NFL fan gets money back for Tom Brady’s ‘last’ touchdown ball

A buyer who spent a hefty sum on a cue ball that was to be Tom Brady’s final touchdown pass can breathe easy now.

Tom Brady’s final touchdown pass to Mike Evans was considered the last touchdown of his career because NFL insider Adam Schefter shortly after the end of the season tweeted that Brady was retiring. Despite reports from Brady’s camp denying Schefter’s tweet, Brady officially announced on February 1 that he was retiring from football.

His retirement was short-lived as he would retire on March 13. But that was before a buyer bought Brady’s supposed final touchdown ball at auction for $518,000.

The buyer should feel reassured now that Leland Auction has announced that they will get their money back. According to the Bleacher Report, attorney Jeffrey Lichtman, who represented the buyer, told Action Network that the sale was voided because Brady did not retire.

Mike Heffner, president and partner at Lelands Auction, explained via ESPN that it was the right thing to do to cancel the purchase.

“We wanted to do the right thing,” Mike Heffner told ESPN. “It’s the most unique situation we’re likely to ever experience in our lives – at least when it comes to sports memorabilia. We’re still not at the end of the book; we have written a chapter.”

Buyers are still interested in Tom Brady’s touchdown ball

Heffner told ESPN that despite Brady’s retirement of just 40 days, potential buyers are still looking for the football.

“It’s still an incredible piece of history,” said Heffner. “Any Brady touchdown ball is.

Heffner is right, and now Brady will return to the field next season to make more history. NFL fan gets money back for Tom Brady’s ‘last’ touchdown ball

John Verrall

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