When New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady discovered his Super Bowl LI jersey stolen, the FBI and the NFL security team was hot on the case. But, what they found was more than they expected. On Monday the NFL announced that Brady’s jersey that was stolen after the Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons had been recovered. The surprising thing was that not only Super Bowl LI Jersey was found but also the jersey Brady wore at Super Bowl XLIX was found. Until Monday no public announcement of the missing Super Bowl XLIX jersey was ever made.
In addition, from here’s a statement from the NFL.
The Houston Police posted a Twitter message indicating that the jerseys were found in Mexico.
Reporters say that after the Super Bowl game, they saw Brady looking through his bag in front of the lockers and then called team staff over.
“I put it in the bag, and I came out and it wasn’t there anymore,” Brady said during a media session where he asked for help finding the jersey.
“It’s unfortunate because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia,” Brady told the media. “If it shows up on eBay or something, somebody let me know. I’ll try to track that down…Those are pretty special ones to keep. But what can you do? I’ll take the ring. That’s good enough for me.”
The Houston Police said that the jersey was worth $500,000.00 on the open market. The monetary value of the jersey makes the classification of the theft a first-degree felony.
It’s lucky that Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey was recovered, but also to find Super Bowl XLIX with it is a football miracle.
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