Tom Brady’s crazy mansion cost $20 million … and it has a moat

At least when Tom Brady is watching the Super Bowl at home, he will do so in style. He also doesn't have to worry about his house being plundered during the big game, considering he has a moat out front.

Yeah, that's right. A moat.

[Y! Sports Fan Shop: Buy Super Bowl XLVII merchandise]

The Detroit Free Press reported on the former Michigan quarterback's mansion, and it is no joke.

The mansion is in Los Angeles, it's 22,000 square feet and it took three years to build. The Free Press describes it as a "virtual castle," and that seems appropriate. There's a custom play area for the Brady kids, an emormous pool and, again, a moat.

Here's a screen shot from the Free Press video of the moat, and you can see the bridge going over it:

This is the kind of house that a NFL superstar and a supermodel wife like Gisele Bündchen can afford to have. Quite the lavish life for the power couple.

And the moat should keep the mounted infantry attacks on the Patriots quarterback to a minimum, which should help Bill Belichick sleep better at night.

Related NFL video on Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
Diamondbacks trade talent for culture in Justin Upton deal
Shabazz Muhammad raises eyebrows after big UCLA win
Mature 'Melo shows MVP prowess against Kevin Garnett, Celtics
Danica Patrick's new beau is a fierce rival

What to Read Next