Brady Super Bowl jerseys back where they belong
- Author: Arturo Norris Mar 24, 2017,
Mar 24, 2017, 13:01
The FBI returned two of Tom Brady's game-worn Super Bowl jerseys to Gillette Stadium on Thursday after they were recovered by investigators.
"I don't know that any agency could have accomplished this independently, but collectively multiple agencies - both in the USA and in Mexico - worked together to achieve the goal of retrieving the stolen property", Kraft wrote in a team statement.
The Brady jersey from the recent Super Bowl along with one from the 2015 Super Bowl was recovered in a search at Ortega's home in Mexico. He also thanked all the people involved in the investigation.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the jerseys will be given to Brady when he returns to New England.
A company official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the former director was not part of the media outlet's Super Bowl coverage. "Assistance was also provided by the security teams from the National Football League and the New England Patriots, the Massachusetts State Police, and Houston Police Department". However, the jerseys were found this week after they were taken by an global media member. "I don't know that any agency could have accomplished this independently, but collectively multiple agencies - both in the U.S. and in Mexico - worked together to achieve the goal of retrieving the stolen property".
"It is another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when everyone works together, " Kraft said.
From there the jersey, which was valued at $500,000 by Houston police, disappeared and it took more than a month for it to be tracked down.
The alleged theft, Mauricio Ortega, is the man who authorities are claiming to have stolen Brady's jersey. Ortega resigned two days later for "personal reasons", the tabloid said in a statement.
What's wonderful is that through the madness of everyone at the Super Bowl, they were able to finally locate who went in and out of the locker room with his jerseys.