Tom Brady stolen jersey appears in Mexico

Brady told reporters the morning after the Patriots' 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons that he had packed up the jersey bearing his No. 12 after the game, but it had disappeared.

It all started at 9:36 p.m., when amid the on-field celebration, Brady removed his jersey and gave it to a team or National Football League employee. "Due to the ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI".

By now you've probably heard that Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl LI jersey was found in Mexico after it was taken by a member of the worldwide media. 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. Earlier Monday, Houston authorities said charges probably will be brought.

Police said a member of the Mexican media, Martin Mauricio Ortega, stole Brady's game-worn jersey out of the quarterback's bag.

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.

As a result of the investigation, Brady's jersey from Super Bowl 49, which had also gone missing, was found, reportedly along with gear from Super Bowl 50 belonging to Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller.

Houston police investigators relied on a tip from an informant to trace the jersey, estimated to be worth about $500,000, to Mexico. The FBI is not commenting, citing the ongoing investigation.

When asked about the Broncos' memorabilia, Acevedo said he was not aware of that.

Acevedo repeatedly stated that Brady's jersey was not the department's highest priority over the past month and a half, but he did note it was the only blemish on Houston's week of Super Bowl festivities. I know they worked hard on this case- and it is very much appreciated.

So what we do know is that Ortega has been attending Super Bowls for at least 13 years, and given that in Mexico people often add the mother's maiden name as well when mentioning someone, it clouds our search possibilities a bit.

  • Julie Sanders