Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys found in possession of general media member

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Tom Brady‘s stolen jersey from this year’s Super Bowl has been recovered after being found in a possession of a member of a general media, according to a NFL.

The joining announced Monday that a New England Patriots quarterback’s game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI and another jersey, blank from Super Bowl XLIX, were retrieved after an review led by a FBI.

The jerseys were found in Mexico and now are being real by authorities, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

The Mexican Editorial Organization (OEM), a vital journal edition company, has identified a male allegedly concerned in a box as Martin Mauricio Ortega, who was a executive of one of a newspapers, Diario La Prensa, until he quiescent final Tuesday.

“I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered, and we wish to appreciate all of a law coercion agencies involved. we know they worked tough on this box — and it is really most appreciated. Hopefully when we get a jerseys behind we can make something really certain come from this experience.”

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OEM announced in a matter Monday that it supposed Ortega’s resignation, citing his prior mentions of family health issues, and pronounced it had no prior trust of his purported impasse in a case.

A Denver Broncos helmet, believed to go to star pass-rusher Von Miller, from Super Bowl 50, also was recovered with a dual Brady jerseys, sources reliable to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. Officials now are perplexing to substantiate a helmet.

A law coercion source told ESPN that authorities used footage from Fox, that showed Ortega entering a locker room and, with his behind to a camera, reaching into Brady’s bag and putting a jersey into a black cosmetic bag and leaving.

Authorities went over approximately 20,000 credentials, and eventually staid on Ortega as a chairman of interest, heading to Monday’s announcement. A source also told ESPN that authorities found stickers inside a helmet — one any for a Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps — that led them to trust it belonged to Miller.

“I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered, and we wish to appreciate all of a law coercion agencies involved. we know they worked tough on this box — and it is really most appreciated. Hopefully when we get a jerseys behind we can make something really certain come from this experience,” Brady pronounced in a matter expelled around his agent, Don Yee.

Acevedo remarkable during a news discussion Monday that a jerseys are in a possession of a FBI in Boston, and law coercion was operative to substantiate them.

Acevedo mentioned a “suspect” in a box though did not contend either anyone was in military custody. He also tweeted about a liberation of a jerseys.

“Through a team-work of a NFL and New England Patriots’ confidence teams, a FBI and other law coercion authorities, a Super Bowl LI jersey ragged final month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered,” a NFL pronounced in a statement. “Also retrieved during a ongoing review was a jersey Brady wore in a Patriots’ feat in Super Bowl XLIX opposite a Seattle Seahawks in 2015.

“The equipment were found in a possession of a credentialed member of a general media. Due to a ongoing investigation, we would impute any additional questions to a FBI.”

Following a Patriots’ 34-28 feat over a Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Brady immediately satisfied his jersey had been taken from a bag he had put it in in a locker room.

“It’s unfortunate, since that’s a good square of memorabilia,” Brady told a media a day later. “If it shows adult on eBay or something, somebody let me know. I’ll try to lane that down. … Those are flattering special ones to keep. But what can we do? I’ll take a ring. That’s good adequate for me.”

A week later, Patriots owners Robert Kraft, on a Fox Business Network, compared holding a Brady jersey to “taking a good Chagall or Picasso.”

In a report, a Houston Police reserved a value of $500,000 to a jersey, a same series that sports auctioneer Ken Goldin, who has sole game-used Brady jerseys before, pronounced he believed it was value if it were to strike a open market. Game-used Brady jerseys from regular-season games have been sole in a $50,000 range.

The Houston military personal a purported burglary of Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey as a first-degree felony.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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