But Brady rubbed it in Monday, chiding spectator Byron Kennedy for surrendering his bargaining power by returning the memento after a brief negotiation. (Watch the video below.)
“Byron realized he lost all his leverage by giving the ball away,” Brady told Peyton and Archie Manning on ESPN2′s “Monday Night Football” ManningCast. “He should have held it and then get as much leverage as possible.”
Peyton Manning called it “an amateur move.”
“If he would have held it he would have been sitting in the Tom Brady suite for the rest of the season,” Manning joked.
Brady’s scoring throw to Mike Evans on Sunday in the Bucs’ victory over the Chicago Bears made him the