A member of the Mexican media has been linked to the stolen Tom Brady jersey from Super Bowl LI.
After winning the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, Brady’s jersey went missing not long after.
The NFL confirmed that it was “in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media.”
“The jersey is in the hands of the NFL and FBI now,” Houston police chief Art Acevedo said during a Monday morning news conference in Houston. “The reason the jersey was recovered is because of the outstanding work of the men and women of the Houston Police Department. It was not our highest priority, but the only blemish on our Super Bowl was the theft of the jersey.
“Our investigators developed information from an informant here that led them to Mexico. As a result, we were able to work with the FBI and Mexican authorities and the jersey, along with one from Super Bowl XLIX, were subsequently recovered. They were taken to Boston, where efforts are underway to authenticate the jerseys. We are confident that they are authentic.”
Credit to those hardworking officers for tracking down the jersey and ensuring that it gets back to its rightful owner.
See footage of the theft below: