Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Jersey Found In Mexico
By Erica Abbott
Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl game jersey has been found six weeks after it first went missing. The New England Patriots quarterback’s jersey, which went missing after Super Bowl 51, was found in Mexico.
According to ESPN, the jersey was found in the possession of an unidentified member of the international media. Brady’s jersey from Super Bowl 49 was also recovered through the FBI-led investigation. The jerseys “were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media,” the NFL’s statement said.
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
Soon after the New England Patriots’ historic win over the Atlanta Falcons, Brady noticed the white #12 jersey was missing from the locker room. Brady jokingly shared his own list of suspects last month, which included halftime show performer Lady Gaga and “The Lord of the Rings” character Gollum. Social media sarcastically quipped that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was behind #JerseyGate.
A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Feb 22, 2017 at 8:39am PST
The jersey’s value was estimated at $500,000. Many predicted that the jersey would end up on eBay. When Brady told Patriots team owner Robert Kraft after their victory that his jersey was stolen, Kraft even said, “You better look online.”
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017
ABC News reports that law enforcement previously classified the theft as a possible first-degree felony.
See how social media reacted to law enforcement finding the jersey below:
Social Media Reacts to Tom Brady’s Recovered Super Bowl Jersey
Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation protected our freedoms by acquiring Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey.
— David E. Ricketts (@dustynostrils) March 20, 2017
I’m oh-so-glad that we had members of the FBI spending their time looking for important things….like Tom Brady’s super bowl jersey.
— Brittany Wichtendahl (@brittanywichten) March 20, 2017
The FBI the Texas rangers and Mexican authorities found Tom Brady’s super bowl jersey all is right in the world world peace must be near. pic.twitter.com/0qMwmMrWhi
— Kayla (@kaylammartin1) March 20, 2017
Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey was recovered in Mexico. Something tells me the Donald Trump is going to have a twitter storm with that one.
— James Ebo (@james_ebo) March 20, 2017
Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey was found? Whew – I can rest easy for the first time since February 5th! *eye roll*
— Tana Owens (@DisraeliEars) March 20, 2017
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