First, it was the case of the mysteriously deflated football. Now, it's the case of a stolen football jersey, which has manifested into a state-wide hunt involving top law enforcement officials.
That's right. Lt. Gov. of Texas, Dan Patrick, rolled out the big guns--aka the Texas Rangers-- to locate the jersey belonging to five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady that went missing Super Bowl Sunday.
There's a sense of urgency to locate the missing jersey because of its historical significance and hefty monetary value. An auctioneer placed the jersey's worth at roughly half a million dollars, according to the New York Post.
Patrick said, "It will likely go into the Hall of Fame one day. It is important that history does not record that it was stolen in Texas. I’ve called Colonel Steve McCraw to ask that the Texas Rangers work with the Houston Police Department on this case."
Brady wore the jersey while leading his fellow teammates to a stunning victory against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, allowing him to become the first NFL quarterback to steal five Super Bowl championships. It went missing after he changed shirts to accept the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
In a press conference, Brady described the missing apparel as "unfortunate" and urged the public to track it down.
A true Texas at heart, Patrick admitted he's a Cowboy fan, but reiterated the importance of finding the no. 12 jersey.
He said, "...the unquestionable success of the Super Bowl in Houston last night was a big win for our entire state and I don’t want anything to mar that victory."
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