In an age of rather complex milestone balls-for-perks exchanges, it seems there was no shakedown for Tom Brady's No. 400 touchdown pass football.
Then, he got to meet Brady himself.
"He signed some stuff for me and thanked me for returning the ball," Bowen said, via The Boston Herald. "I got to congratulate an icon on this amazing accomplishment and what he's done. It was great."
Bowen could have held out for way more, and maybe even secured his next round of season tickets for free. But this moment seemed a lot more genuine and for once, we leave a Tom Brady/Football story right where it is. No need to get any lawyers involved.