The biggest mystery of Super Bowl LI has been solved, and, no, it’s not how the Atlanta Falcons managed to blow a 25-point lead in the second half.
Proud @houstonpolice Major Offenders Divison traced Brady Jersey to Mexico & it has been recovered with help of FBI & Mexican authorities.
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) March 20, 2017
As first reported by FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the FBI and NFL security have found Tom Brady’s stolen jersey, which has been missing for a month and a half.
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The NFL issued the following statement regarding the investigation, saying Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey was also found. They were both found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media.
The jersey was valued at $500,000, which makes this potential crime a first-degree felony, assuming it was indeed stolen.
Statement on the recovery of @Patriots Tom Brady jerseys pic.twitter.com/3htT0kWhA6
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 20, 2017
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 thus the search began.
Because the game was in Houston, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick enlisted the Texas Rangers to help find it. They were unable to do so, but the FBI apparently was. Glazer added that the jersey was found on “foreign soil,” which is why the FBI was involved.
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