Famed NFL quarterback Tom Brady and NBA star Steph Curry are among a group of celebrities under investigation by a Texas regulator for possible violations of securities laws related to their promotion of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
Joe Rotunda, the director of enforcement for the Texas State Securities Board, told Bloomberg in an interview on Monday that the board is reviewing payments that Brady, Curry and others received to publicize their support for FTX, what disclosures they made and their accessibility to retail investors. “We are taking a close look at them,” Rotunda said.
Hart has had nine regular AirPods, two AirPod Max headphones, five AirPod Pros (at least one new pair since June), six Beats Studios, three Powerbeats Pro by Beats and one just labeled “New Airpods.” “Whatever AirPod that is,” Hart said. Hart revealed he now travels with two extra sets of AirPods — one Max and one Pro — just in case he loses one. It almost happened Wednesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I actually lost my case yesterday,” Hart said. “Luckily, our security dude found it.” What happened? “I don’t know,” Hart said. “I just got on the plane and I’m like, ‘F—, I lost it.'”
With new technology though, Hart hopes there aren’t as many instances of lost AirPods moving forward. “This was before they had Find My iPhone and Find My AirPods and all that,” Hart said. “Now that they got that, I’m sure it’ll probably be a little better.”
The Golden State Warriors were sued on Monday by an FTX account holder who accused the reigning National Basketball Association champions of fraudulently promoting the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange. Elliott Lam, a Canadian citizen and Hong Kong resident who said he lost $750,000 in his FTX yield-bearing account, filed his proposed class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the NBA’s Wizards, the NHL’s Capitals and the WNBA’s Mystics, is halting its promotion of FTX, the failed cryptocurrency exchange. But the Wizards will continue with four fan giveaways that were sponsored by the crypto company and already had been produced, the first of which will be distributed Friday.