Patriots' Butler will get MVP truck

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As a reward for his Super Bowl-clinching interception, New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler will get a great deal on a new truck.

Quarterback Tom Brady won the MVP vote for the game after throwing four touchdown passes in the Patriots’ 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks, but he said Tuesday that he would love to give the annual MVP prize, which this year is a Chevrolet Colorado truck, to Butler instead.

Rather than subject Brady to potential taxes of up to $22,000 for the $35,000 vehicle, Chevrolet said it will give the truck to Butler directly. He will be presented with the vehicle Tuesday in Boston, a Chevy spokesman told on Friday.

Brady will avoid the gift tax of $8,000, but Butler probably will have to pay as much as $14,000 in income tax for the truck.