LAS VEGAS – Tom Brady is in deep discussions to become a limited partner of the Las Vegas Raiders, according to ESPN.
An announcement could come two months after Brady and Raiders owner Mark Davis, who also owns the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, accounted Brady had acquired an ownership interest in the Aces.
Brady’s investment, according to the report is expected to be “passive” and he would “not have not have any operational control or authority over the club in business or football matters.”
When Davis bought the Aces two years ago, he said he was interested in building synergy between the Raiders and Aces. The Aces recently opened a 64,000-square-foot training facility next to the Raiders’ headquarters in Henderson. It’s the first facility in the WNBA’s history built specifically for a WNBA team.
There is also a “Stadium Walk” that leads fans from the Aces’ home arena at the Mandalay Bay to Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Raiders.
Brady was already expected to take in a number of Raiders home games this season in the owner’s box with Davis, given the number of ties the current Raiders have to Brady’s New England Patriots teams from head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler to players such as Jimmy Garoppolo, Brian Hoyer, Brandon Bolden, Chandler Jones, Jakobi Meyers and Phillip Dorsett.