LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis was finally able to come to an agreement on a deal with seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.
It’s just not the one many thought it would be after the Raiders parted ways with longtime starting quarterback Derek Carr last month.
Davis, who owns the Raiders and the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, announced Thursday that Brady had acquired an ownership interest in the Aces.
Brady, who was a five-time Super Bowl MVP and rumored to be considering signing with the Raiders before eventually deciding to retire, was “first introduced to the Aces when he sat courtside at the team’s May 31, 2022 home win over the Connecticut Sun,” according to a press release from the team. “After seeing the outstanding quality of play, coupled with the excitement and passion of the Las Vegas Aces fans, Tom knew he wanted to be a part of the organization.”
“Since I purchased the Aces, our goal has been to win on and off the court,” Davis said in a statement. “Tom Brady is a win not only for the Aces, and the WNBA, but for women’s professional sports as a whole.”
“I am very excited to be part of the Las Vegas Aces organization,” Brady said in a statement. “My love for women’s sports began at a young age when I would tag along to all my older sisters’ games—They were by far the best athletes in our house! We celebrated their accomplishments together as a family, and they remain a great inspiration to me.
“I have always been a huge fan of women’s sports, and I admire the work that the Aces’ players, staff, and the WNBA continue to do to grow the sport and empower future generations of athletes. To be able to contribute in any way to that mission as a member of the Aces organization is an incredible honor.”