Authorities Find Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl Jersey And More [Video]

Authorities Find Bradys Stolen Super Bowl Jersey And More

When authorities finally tracked down New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl LI jersey, they found more than they bargained for.

The NFL on Monday announced that Brady’s jersey, stolen after last month’s dramatic Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons, was recovered along with the jersey Brady wore for Super Bowl XLIX.

“Through the cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots’ security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered,” an NFL statement said. “Also retrieved during the ongoing investigation was the jersey Brady wore in the Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.

“The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media. Due to an ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI,” the statement added.

A Twitter message posted by the Houston police indicated the jerseys were found in Mexico.

After the game, reporters saw Brady looking through the bag in front of his locker and then calling some team staffers over.

“I put it in the bag, and I came out and it wasn’t there anymore,” Brady said then.

During a media session, he asked for help finding it

“It’s unfortunate, because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia,” Brady told the media a day later. “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.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft later compared stealing the Brady jersey to “taking a great Chagall or Picasso.”

Houston Police said the jersey was worth $500,000, based upon its open market value. They then classified the theft of the Super Bowl LI jersey as a first-degree felony.

Until Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey was recovered, there had been no public announcement that it was missing.

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