Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl LI Jerseys Recovered
Mar 21 2017
Two Super Bowl jerseys stolen from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, one last month in Houston and the other from the 2015 game, have been recovered, the National Football League confirmed Monday.
The investigation is ongoing, so few other details were released, although Acevedo said the alleged thief had "legitimate access to the event and it wasn't as a ticket holder" (Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that the suspect posed as a credentialed global media member). No further information on the suspect has been released.
The mystery of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey led police all the way to Mexico, and authorities were investigating a former tabloid newspaper executive's possible role in the case.
The process to confirm the authenticity of the two jerseys is ongoing, Acevedo added.
"It is going to be on eBay soon, I guess", Brady said that night when heading out to the team bus.
Brady has estimated that the jersey is worth $500,000, as NPR has reported.
Brady told reporters the morning after the Patriots' 34-28 overtime win that he had packed up the jersey bearing his number 12 after the game, but it had disappeared. He described the theft as the only blemish on an otherwise successful Super Bowl.
An alleged serial souvenir thief was in possession of Tom Brady's jersey from Super Bowl LI. "You don't come to Texas and embarrass us on our home turf". With the way Vegas sports books post odds on anything nowadays, if the Patriots are in the big game next February, there may be a "Will Tom Brady's jersey be stolen" prop wager on the board!
The NFL insider appeared on FS1's "Undisputed" Monday to provide some additional details into the discovery of Brady's jerseys. He became the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls, and he tied Charles Haley for the record as a five-time Super Bowl champion.