A chunk of Tom Brady and New England Patriots memorabilia on the middle of a lawsuit was re-signed by the legendary quarterback over the weekend and went up for public sale.
Daniel Vitale filed a lawsuit against the Patriots in October, claiming the group induced irreparable injury to a U.S. flag signed by Brady. The lawsuit claimed the group improperly displayed it of their Corridor of Fame at Gillette Stadium. Vitale instructed TMZ Sports activities on Sunday of a brand new growth within the matter. He stated the Patriots helped get Brady to re-sign the flag after he returned from Germany.
Vitale instructed the outlet Brady’s new signature is “4 instances” the dimensions of the outdated one, and he believed the American flag is value extra. He stated the lawsuit remains to be on going however felt slightly extra comfy after the Patriots apparently got here by way of in Brady-esque style to assist him out.
“Now accepting presents for one essentially the most storied piece of Tom Brady memorabilia in historical past! Portion of the proceeds will go to [the Spectrum Connection,]” Vitale wrote on Twitter.
Vitale purchased the flag in 2020 as an funding. He instructed the Related Press in October he loaned it to the Patriots in June 2021 after being assured it might be cared for correctly and believed it might skyrocket in worth. Vitale’s youngest daughter has autism and the household needed to rent a full-time nanny to look after her, he stated on the time.
“I’ve tried to do every part I can to settle with these guys, however they don’t even wish to speak to us,” Vitale instructed the AP in October.
The Patriots didn’t reply to the lawsuit on the time.
As of Monday, donations from $15-$100 started to pour in.
The Related Press contributed to this report.