Tom Brady's Stolen Jersey Found With 'Member Of The International Media'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 6:19
The NFL said the jersey was found in "possession of a credentialed member of the worldwide media", and authorities were investigating Monday whether a former Mexican tabloid newspaper executive played a role in the theft.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos have been in contact with National Football League security to try to see if the helmet linebacker Von Miller wore in Super Bowl 50 is among the items recovered by police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the jersey worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Super Bowl LI this past February.
In addition, a Denver Broncos helmet, potentially from Super Bowl 50, was also found with the memorabilia.
The NFL issued a statement saying the "items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the worldwide media".
A video on the NFL's website showed Brady's shock at learning his jersey was missing.
The organization identified the suspect as global newspaper director Mauricio Ortega, who has since resigned from his job.
Immediately afterward, his game-winning jersey was stolen from the Patriots' locker room in Houston.
Acevedo said that while this case was not a priority, this was the "only blemish" on the Houston Police Department on the Super Bowl.
Florio also noted that the potential suspect or suspects in the missing Tom Brady jersey is small and they had plenty of chances to return it without getting caught.
"I knew once the Houston Police Department and the Texas Rangers were on the hunt the jersey would be found", Patrick wrote.
Investigation began immediately following Super Bowl 51, as Brady could not locate his jersey - which Police valued at $500,000 - after placing it inside his bag.
"From what I'm told, they have him going into the locker room right behind Bill Belichick as if he's with the team".
Brady won his fifth Super Bowl ring in the 34-28 overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons.
"At the end of the day, it's a jersey, but we don have pride in our city", Acevedo said.