Tom Brady’s $170K Salem State Talk Fee Goes In Charities’ Pockets, Not His

by abournenesn

Jun 19, 2015

Did you really think Tom Brady would keep the money?

The New England Patriots quarterback recently donated $50,000 of the $170,000 he received for last month’s speaking engagement at Salem State University to Best Buddies, the charity announced in a statement, via The Boston Globe. The other $120,000 went to other charities, according to Best Buddies, a cause that focuses on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has been supported by Brady for years.

News of the payment broke earlier this week, leading some to question why Brady would accept any money at all. It was Brady’s first public appearance after the Wells Report was released, and he hasn’t addressed the issue since.

Brady later received a four-game suspension from the NFL for his alleged role in Deflategate, and league commissioner Roger Goodell will hear the quarterback’s appeal Tuesday.

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