It will be a super reunion.
More than a month after someone stole the jersey that Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady wore in his team’s 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons, authorities have recovered the garment in Mexico. They also recovered a second Super Bowl jersey belonging to Brady that was stolen two years ago.
The jerseys were found “in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media,” the NFL said in a statement.
“The Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a 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.”
A video released Monday that first aired on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on FS1shows a man, face blurred, wearing media credentials and apparently clutching something under his arm.
Though the man’s face is blurred, TMZ announced it depictsMauricio Ortega, a former executive at Mexican news organization “Diario La Prensa.” The video, filmed by Fox during the game airing, blew the case wide open for investigators.
Brady discovered the jersey was missing after the Feb. 5 victory in Super Bowl LI in Houston. He was not pleased.
The FBI is now handling the investigation.
While it was missing, Brady’s jersey wasestimated to have a value of about $500,000, and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called it the”most valuable NFL collectible ever.”
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017