Tom Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl Jersey Recovered By The FBI
Tom Brady’s jersey, which was stolen shortly after the New England Patriots quarterback won Super Bowl LI, has been recovered, the NFL announced on Monday morning.
“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,” the statement read.
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— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 20, 2017
The NFL also announced that Brady’s jersey that he wore during the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX victory against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 was also recovered.
The two Super Bowl jerseys were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media, but no other further details were given because the investigation is still underway.
The New England Patriots quarterback and five-time Super Bowl champion will be glad to get both jerseys back. Brady noticed that his jersey went missing when the team returned to the locker room after the on-field celebration following their historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. Brady was seen on video searching for his jersey and telling Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft that it was stolen.
“I put it in my bag and then came out and it wasn’t there anymore, so it’s unfortunate because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia,” Brady said during his postgame press conference. “So if it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know, try to track that down.”
Houston police began a search for the jersey after learning that it went missing following the Super Bowl hosted by the Texas city. Brady’s Super Bowl worn No. 12 jersey was valued at $500,000 according to a police report obtained by TMZ.