Did a Member of the Media Steal Tom Brady's Jersey? Star's Missing Uniform Found in Mexico
Authorities also found a second missing Brady jersey.
Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey, valued at $500,000, has been found in Mexico.
Houston Police confirmed in a press conference Monday that “the jersey is in the hands of the NFL and the FBI and it's in Boston."
Brady's jersey was reported missing moments after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl against the Atlanta Falcons in February in a historic comeback game.
The NFL tweeted on Monday morning that Brady’s jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl has also been recovered.
The statement also said: “The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media. Due to the ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI.”
The accused thief was identified in published reports as Mauricio Ortega from the newspaper La Prensa.
The newspaper confirmed the accusation, tweeting: “We have been informed in a brief statement that the person involved in the robbing of Tom Brady's jersey is the ex-director of La Prensa," indicating he has either resigned or been fired.
New footage obtained by Fox Sports 1 said video surveillance shows a man walking in and out of the locker room with a bag over his shoulder. He then appears to leave the team’s locker room with something under his arm.
"We're not saying that's who did it," Fox Sports 1’s Jay Glazer said. "But that is absolutely a video and a suspect that they have zoned in on."
During Monday’s press conference, the Houston Police chief Art Acevedo took the NFL to task over their security procedures.
He said: "I just hope that the NFL security takes a look at [its protocol], because they are the ones responsible for security in the locker rooms.
"They really need to check their protocols and their efforts, because this is at least two jerseys that we’re aware of, and obviously it required a response from the Houston police department and other departments to recover them.”
Acevedo also added: "You don't come to Texas and steal!"
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