It’s good to be a celebrity, since once you’re famous people just want to give you stuff. Sometimes, it’s out of appreciation for your work, but more often than not it’s just because they want their brand to be seen as part of your image.
Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady was en route to practice this morning when a minivan blew a red light and plowed into the front end of Brady’s Audi S8. Brady wasn’t seriously injured in the crash and went on his way to practice. The minivan driver and a passenger were unhurt, but a third passenger had to be cut from the wreckage and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Brady’s Audi, as many astute observers noticed, had NJ plates, while Brady himself is a resident of Massachusetts. How could that be?
Simple, boys and girls: the car in question is actually owned by Audi, not by Tom Brady. Brady was allowed to use the car for his efforts with the Best Buddies charity, which aids individuals with developmental disabilities. Audi is one of the sponsors of the charity, and Brady is the honorary chairman of the group’s annual fundraiser.
Ironic, isn’t it, that people who can afford to buy whatever car they want generally get them for free?