A member of the international mainstream media was behind the theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys. The revelation came with an announcement this morning that the jerseys were recovered. They are now in the process of being authenticated.
An investigation revealed that the jerseys were found in Mexico. They were in the possession of a media member who was credentialed to be at the game. It is unclear if the media member is Mexican or was just in Mexico when he was caught. The FBI has not provided additional details of the recovery.
First it was fake news, and now, it is stolen Super Bowl jerseys. Is there nothing the media won’t stoop to?
The league announced Monday that the New England Patriots quarterback’s game-worn jerseys from Super Bowl LI and another, missing from Super Bowl XLIX, were retrieved after an investigation led by the FBI.
The jerseys were found in Mexico and currently are being authenticated by authorities, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.
“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,” the NFL said in its statement. “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.”
Following the Patriots’ 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Brady immediately realized his jersey was taken from a bag he had put it in in the locker room.
Additional details have not yet been released.