After Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Brady realized his Super Bowl winning jersey was missing from the locker room. Now it seems the missing jersey has been recovered in Mexico by law officials.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported the news first. He said that officials were in the process of retuning to jersey to the Patriots. The NFL said that the FBI and other law enforcement authorities recovered the jersey along with Brady’s jersey from his Super Bowl XLIX victory over the Seattle Seahawks. A credentialed international media member was found with the items. Apparently the FBI got involved because the jersey was found on “foreign soil,” according to Glazer.
The NFL tweeted a video of Brady alerting Patriots owner Robert Kraft of the theft in the locker room following their Super Bowl win.
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About the missing jersey Brady told the media, “It’s unfortunate, because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia. If it shows up on eBay or something, somebody let me know. I’ll try to track that down. … Those are pretty special ones to keep. But what can you do? I’ll take the ring. That’s good enough for me.”
After the Super Bowl, the Houston Police estimated the jersey to be about $500,00, and the theft was classified as a first-degree felony.