HOUSTON (WWLP) – Tom Brady’s missing game jersey from Super Bowl LI, as well as another Brady jersey from Super Bowl XLIX, have been found in Mexico. Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazer was the first to report that Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey was located, and now there is an FBI investigation, because the jersey was discovered on foreign soil.
The NFL later confirmed Glazer’s report, adding that they also found a jersey from Super Bowl XLIX. The league 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.”
Brady’s jersey from Super Bowl LI was discovered to be missing from the Patriots locker room at NRG Stadium in Houston, after the team’s historic comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons. The Texas Rangers became involved in the investigation along with Houston Police.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Monday afternoon that the jerseys were found in Mexico, and they have been taken to Boston, where they are now in the hands of the NFL and the FBI.
Acevedo would not identify the suspect in the case publicly, but said that he is not a resident of Houston. Acevedo would not verify the NFL’s statement that the suspect was a member of the international media, but the chief did say that the suspect had access to the Super Bowl, but was not a ticket holder.