HOUSTON — Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey has finally been found by Houston police, FBI and NFL security teams, Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed Monday morning.
Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer was the first to break the news of the location of the jersey, which was later confirmed by NFL.com.
The NFL released the following statement:
Through the cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots' security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered. Also retrieved during the ongoing investigation was the jersey Brady wore in the Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.
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.
Early Monday morning, Glazer reported that the NFL and the FBI “believe they have located Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey” and are “in process of returning to Patriots.”
Breaking: FOX Sports has learned the FBI & NFL Security believe they have located Tom Brady's (cont) https://t.co/kxAaxUl3c5— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 20, 2017
The NFL spokesman also noted that Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey from the Patriots’ win over the Seahawks was also recovered in the search for the Super Bowl LI jersey.
After the news of Brady’s jersey being found broke, Acevedo tweeted that the jersey had been found in Mexico.
Proud @houstonpolice Major Offenders Divison traced Brady Jersey to Mexico & it has been recovered with help of FBI & Mexican authorities.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) March 20, 2017
Later during a press briefing, Acevedo added that the theft of the jersey was the only "blemish" on the city hosting the Super Bowl.
Acevedo said that the jersey was on its way back to Boston where it will be authenticated.
Following the disappearance of Brady Super Bowl LI jersey, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked the Texas Rangers to help the Houston Police Department with the investigation.
The jersey was said to have an estimated value of $500,000.
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