Tom Brady Roasted For Cryptocurrency Investment In Netflix Special: 'Tom, How Did You Fall For That? Even Gronk Was Like—Me Know That's Not Real Money'

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  • Tom Brady roasted for FTX endorsement during Netflix live streaming event.
  • FTX bankruptcy highlights overshadow Brady’s roast with jokes about cryptocurrency losses.

Legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady was roasted by former teammates, comedians and friends during a live Netflix NFLX streaming special Sunday.

Among the topics discussed were Brady's career, unwillingness to retire, his divorce from Gisele Bündchen and various NFL controversies like "Deflategate." The topic of cryptocurrency drew one of the biggest reactions from the crowd and social media.

What Happened: Brady previously served as a brand ambassador for cryptocurrency trading platform FTX. The company, once valued at $32 billion, announced bankruptcy in 2022 and rattled the cryptocurrency market.

Brady's endorsement of FTX and investment in the company was involved in several jokes during Sunday's live "The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady" event on Netflix.

The event took place at the Kia Forum in California.

"You're saying ‘Guys, why didn't we go to the Arena downtown?'" roast host Kevin Hart said.

Hart said the reason was to not remind fans about Brady's past cryptocurrency experiences.

"He f***ed those people…F***ed ‘em good, didn't he."

Comedian Nikki Glaser also got in a zing on Brady and his past relationship with FTX.

"Tom also lost $30 million in crypto. Tom, how did you fall for that? I mean, even Gronk was like me know that's not real money," Glaser said, referencing Brady's former teammate Rob Gronkowski who is often made fun of for his intelligence.

The joke was met with a roar of laughter from the crowd and also on stage from several participants including Hart and Gronkowski. Social media quickly shared the joke and called it one of the best from the roast.

Related Link: Tom Brady Grapples With Sam Bankman-Fried FTX Betrayal: ‘He Tricked Me, I’m Angry’

Why It's Important: Brady is one of several celebrities associated with FTX that has been named in lawsuits.

Brady was paid a reported $30 million for his partnership with the company. The investment, which consisted of equity in the company, has been made mostly worthless after the collapse of FTX.

The NFL great previously had "laser eyes" on his X, formerly known as Twitter, profile picture. In November 2022, Brady removed the picture, which came after FTX declared bankruptcy and more than 550 days after sporting the pro-Bitcoin BTC/USD look.

During the roast of Brady, many memorable topics were covered, including his promotion of FTX—a subject the former NFL quarterback would likely prefer to forget, given the company’s troubled history.

Read Next: Brady, Bündchen, Kraft And This Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Hold FTX Shares: Here’s How Much

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