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Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:
The folks at Chevy helped Tom Brady avoid a $21,000 tax bill by agreeing to award the truck that goes with winning the Super Bowl MVP award directly to defensive hero Malcolm Butler. With Butler now catching the keys to the oversized car, Uncle Sam will be intercepting some cash directly from Butler.

The keys were a much easier grab than the Russell Wilson fastball on the goal line while knocking Seahawks' WR Ricardo Lockette on his back catch. Success comes with a price. "If a deal looks too good to be true, it usually is."

In the movie, The Longest Yard, Paul Crewe(Burt Reynolds) asks long-term prisoner Pop(John Steadman),
"Hey Pop, the time you hit Warden Rudolph Hazen(Eddie Albert) in the mouth, was it worth 30 years?/ For me it was./ Then give me my damn shoe!" Making the 53 man roster in 2015, and worrying about what tax bracket he ends up in is a pretty simple question for Malcolm Butler. "Just take the damn truck and I'll be happy."

In the words of Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban, "So be Patriotic. Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write." For Malcolm Butler, it is a pleasure to write the check for only 21 grand.


Fort Knox might not have enough to cover this moment.


Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.

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Paul Murphy 2/12/2015 01:30:00 PM Edit
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