Tom Brady's jersey was found in, wait for it, Mexico
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 01, 2017,
Apr 01, 2017, 7:42
We're told the photo with Tom Brady was taken after Super Bowl 39 in 2005.
Both that jersey and Brady's jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, were found "in the possession of a credentialed member of the worldwide media", according to a statement from the NFL.
It turns out that when authorities recovered the most recent stolen Super Bowl jersey, they said they also recovered another stolen Brady jersey from Super Bowl 49. The jersey was actually found in Mexico and was found in the possession of a member of the global media.
"With complete surprise and disappointment, today we have received the news of the alleged behavior by Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos on February 5, 2017, inside NRG Stadium in Houston Texas, where Super Bowl LI took place", La Pensa said in a statement.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Patrick thanked the Houston Police Department and the Texas Rangers for their help in locating the jersey. La Prensa said in a statement that recent information stating Ortega is allegedly responsible for taking Brady's jerseys came as a complete surprise to the publication.
But the mystery has been solved, with authorities finding the jersey in Mexico, along with the jersey worn in Brady's fourth Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks two years earlier.
According to the Associated Press, the Mexican Editorial Organization, a Mexican newspaper company, said on Twitter a short time later that a former executive from tabloid Diario La Prensa was involved in the case. The league referred other questions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
If the jersey is determined to be authentic, Fox Sports reports that because it is valued at $500,000, it would be considered a first-degree felony.
When asked about the Broncos' memorabilia, Acevedo said he was not aware of that.
If nothing else, this further cements the case of the case of Brady's missing jersey as a Super Bowl heist.
The jerseys are in the possession of the National Football League and Federal Bureau of Investigation in Boston, and law enforcement was working to authenticate them, the chief said.
It had not been publicly disclosed that Brady's Super Bowl XLIX jersey and Miller's Super Bowl 50 equipment had gone missing.
"He was doing something more than working covering the Super Bowl", Carlos said.