Friday, April 15, 2022
My Final Post on the Tom Brady Football
Thanks to one of my students, I just learned that the sale of Tom Brady's "final touchdown football" has been voided.
If you've been following this blog's coverage of the issue, the arguments of Jeffrey Lichtman, the attorney for the anonymous buyer, may sound familiar to you. The blog is not cited, but our digital fingerprints are all over this W. Lelands had to avoid the sale because their description of the football became inaccurate. As UPI reported,
"At the time, it was an honest description," Lichtman said. "Had they described it as his last one, as of now, there would have been little recourse. But the way they described it, it was definitive.
Clearly, our legal reasoning carried the day. It is also possible that, given all the publicity surrounding the ill-fated auction, demand for the football has only increased. The ball was returned to the consignor, and it will now be subject to a private sale, with "multiple parties" expressing interest in the ball.
Given this outcome, perhaps we should create an NFT of this final post* on the Tom Brady football. In honor of the event it commemorates, bids should start at $518,000.
H/T to OCU 1L Chad Smith!
* NOT A WARRANTY. WE MAY COME OUT OF OUR SELF-IMPOSED TOM BRADY FOOTBALL RETIREMENT AT ANY TIME
That football illustration is odd. It's marked "NFL" but NFL footballs do not have white stripes on the ends. Only collegiate footballs do.
Posted by: John Wladis | Apr 15, 2022 2:00:57 PM