A new boat for the NFL’s G.O.A.T.
With the TMZ report Sunday that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady received delivery of his million-dollar(s) toy, plenty of watchdogs issued reminders about how taxpayers helped to fund the purchase.
Last week it was reported that Brady’s company, TB12, Inc., applied for and has accepted nearly $1 million in PPP loans as it expanded into Tampa, New York and Los Angeles.
According to the New York Post, TB12, Inc. “apparently experienced hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic and received up to $1 million in federal funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).”
The loan is part of the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package from March, aimed to support small businesses and combat job loss. The loan was categorized in the $350,000 to $1 million tier and was dispersed by Cambridge Savings Bank.
So, the honeymoon with life continues for the 43-year-old Brady, who is in the first year of his two-year, $50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady and his wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen, have a combined net worth of nearly $600 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
According to TMZ, the boat was delivered on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla., and “Tom was as excited as a kid on Christmas” about the “blue boat named ‘Viva a Vida—which happens to be the name of Gisele’s environmental conservation initiative.”
Brady had the free time because the Buccaneers were scheduled to be off in Week 13. Tampa Bay, with a record of 7-5 this season, trails the first-place New Orleans Saints in the NFC South and resumes its rollercoaster season at home in six days against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Saints secured a playoff berth with a 21-16 win over Atlanta on Sunday.