• Tom Brady’s wrecked car was a loaned Audi S8

America’s most popular jock, Tom Brady, was involved in a car accident a few days ago involving a pretty sweet Audi S8 sedan. Now, it turns out that the S8 Brady crashed was loaned to him by Audi as part of an arrangement the Patriots quarterback has with the automaker and the Best Buddies charity.

For those who don’t know, Brady has served as an honorary chairman of the Best Buddies charity for the past three years. In his tenure, Brady has even spearheaded a number of charity events, including hosting the Audi Best Buddies Challenge, a series of fund-raising events that predictably includes a flag football game.

The Brady-Audi partnership has been a solid one for quite some time now and, while we’re pretty sure that Audi was none too pleased on seeing one of their S8 sedans getting all dinged up, we don’t think they’re going to reprimand Tom Brady for the crash.

After all, the Pats quarterback has been a model partner for the company through all the charities he gets involved with and Audi couldn’t have picked a better athlete to tie up with. Just don’t let him drive any more loaner Audis in the future.

Photo credit: Pedro Boué


Kirby Garlitos
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  (612) posted on 10.5.2010

Don’t be so fast to jump to conclusions Behind the steering wheel there are 2 paddles just like the DSG cars. On the bottom of the shifter handle in the chrome area there is some inscription I cannot make out, just like on the DSG cars. I’d wager my money on it being DSG.

  (743) posted on 09.15.2010

Well, no comment about the loan because as it was mentioned it was after their agreement. And about the his charity works, keep up the good work.

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