The biggest mystery of the Super Bowl LI has been solved. Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl Jersey has been recovered along with the jersey the New England Patriots quarterback wore in the Super Bowl two years earlier, Fox Sports reported Monday.
The NFL issued the following statement in reference to the investigation, saying both jersey’s were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media.
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 20, 2017
Houston police said they considered the theft a felony because the jersey could have gone for at least $500,000 at a sport’s auction.
At the time, Brady said he placed his jersey in a bag in the locker room. When he returned, it was no longer there, and then the search began.Because the game was in Houston, Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick enlisted the Texas Rangers to help find Brady’s Jersey. They were unable to locate it, however, the FBI apparently did.
Brady, after winning Super Bowl MVP for leading the Patriots to beat the Falcons, always seemed very positive that his jersey would find its way back.
The quarterback issued a statement later Monday, thanking law enforcement.
“I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved, I know they worked hard on this case — and it is very much appreciated. Hopefully when I get the jerseys back I can make something very positive from this experience.”
Source: Fox Sports