Tom Brady’s crypto mistakes came back to haunt him in this roast

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Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one of the most well-known sports figures in the world.

The future Hall of Fame football quarterback has now retired from the game, but that’s not keeping him out of the spotlight.

Now, Tom Brady just got majorly roasted on a popular Netflix special and he was savaged for this massive financial mistake he made.

Brady gets roasted over his FTX partnership

Tom Brady just got roasted on a Netflix special, and absolutely nothing was off-limits.

A few guests decided to take advantage of the chance to jab the NFL player’s connection to the now-bankrupt crypto exchange, FTX.

Comedian Nikki Glaser said, “Tom also lost $30 million in crypto.”

She then roasted not just Brady, but also took a jab at his buddy and fellow retired Patriots player, Rob Gronkowsky.

“Tom, how did you fall for that? I mean, even Gronk was like, ‘Me know that not real money,’” Glaser added.

Brady was an “ambassador” for the FTX platform and invested $30 million into the company before it went completely belly-up in
November 2022.

The scandal caused Brady to lose his investment, according to a report published last year by The New York Times.

When FTX collapsed, it triggered a huge class-action lawsuit from investors against the founder and former CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried.

The lawsuit also named several sports stars, who promoted the exchange as defendants, including Brady as well as greats like Stephen Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, Trevor Lawrence, David Ortiz, Shohei Ohtani, and Naomi Osaka.

Since then, Bankman-Fried has been convicted of fraud against FTX investors and customers and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, although he’s currently appealing the conviction and the sentence.

Not long after FTX went under, the Miami Heat’s arena was renamed from FTX Arena to Kaseya Center.

Nikki Glaser wasn’t the only person at the Netflix roast who decided to slam Brady about his connection with FTX.

Comedian Kevin Hart also took a swing, saying, “Guys, why didn’t we go to the Arena downtown? The reason we didn’t go there is because we didn’t want to remind Tom’s fans of how much money he owes them.”

Even fellow retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning threw out a zinger.

“Tom is making a donation to every one of his former teammates’ charities that came here tonight. And I gotta tell you, Tom, that is first class. Hey fellas, don’t let him pay you in crypto,” said Manning.

Not all of the jokes were funny

While the FTX jokes were indeed hilarious, one of the jokes during the Netflix roast seemed to make Brady uncomfortable.

Comedian and “roastmaster” Jeff Ross joked about New England Patriots owner and CEO Robert Kraft, but Brady didn’t find the jab funny.

Ross mentioned a scenario when Brady was taken 199th overall in the NFL Draft, implying that Brady walked into Kraft’s office.

“’I’m the best decision your organization has ever made. Would you like a massage?’” asked Ross.

After a few groans, Brady apparently turned to Ross and said, “Don’t say that sh*t again,” which was caught on a hot mic.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.