On Monday, more than a month after the historic comeback, the jersey was found in Mexico, Fox News reported. Since it was valued at $500,000, if it was indeed stolen, that would count as a first-degree felony. Brady said he put his jersey in a locker room and found it missing when he returned.
The investigation also found Brady's Super Bowl XLIX jersey.
Here's the NFL's statement.
Proud @houstonpolice Major Offenders Divison traced Brady Jersey to Mexico & it has been recovered with help of FBI & Mexican authorities.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) March 20, 2017
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the jersey had been recovered Monday morning.
The jersey was in the hands of a member of the media, per the NFL's statement.
The FBI was involved in the investigation since the jersey was in another country.
BREAKING: FBI releases image of international media member who stole Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey pic.twitter.com/mNcn4E1URd— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) March 20, 2017
Naturally, sports Twitter had its memes ready.
When President Trump finds out a member of the media stole Tom Brady's jersey pic.twitter.com/5q2CAEg00N— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) March 20, 2017
The potential media ties added to the intrigue.
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