Sale of ‘Deflategate’ chocolate football nets $20k for charity

Glad to see at least one thing good came out of cheating…

Global News

WATCH: Hear from the man who won the auction for the famed “Bradie” chocolate football, which raised $20,000 for charity.

PITTSBURGH – A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity.

The ball created by Sarris Candies of Canonsburg was auctioned off Friday on KDKA radio to benefit the Dollar Energy Fund, which provides utility assistance for poor residents.

A local car dealer bid $5,000 for the chocolate ball, and that price was matched by candy maker Bill Sarris, whose business is about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh. The utilities that help support the Dollar Energy Fund then matched that $10,000.

“What started out as an internal little joke ended up picking up momentum and excitement,” Sarris said Friday. “It’s going to a good cause, so that’s the best thing.”

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