It was a national memorabilia tragedy after Tom Brady’s jerseys from Super Bowl XLIX and the most recent Super Bowl LI in Houston were stolen post-game.
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But the superstar quarter back can finally rest easy because the two winning uniforms were reportedly traced to and recovered from Mexico by authorities this week.
Statement on the recovery of @Patriots Tom Brady jerseys pic.twitter.com/3htT0kWhA6
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 20, 2017
The Houston Police Department Major Offenders Division was instrumental in tracking down Brady’s LI jersey after it disappeared from their city jurisdiction this February following his historic comeback and win of the Atlanta Falcons at NRG.
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HPD Chief Art Acevedo urged the NFL to take a better look at security in the locker room, where they are responsible for security, but he applauded his team’s efforts and is optimistic something like this won’t happen in Texas again.
“You came to the wrong state,” Acevedo said.
Brady’s agent Don Yee shared a statement from his clients following the good news:
“I am happy my jerseys from Super Bowl 49 and Super Bowl 51 have been recovered, and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved. I know they worked hard on this case – and it is very much appreciated. Hopefully when I get the jerseys back I can make something very positive come from this experience.”
#TheHerd sports radio show discussed JerseyGate on FS1 following the recovery:
EXCLUSIVE: Video of suspect in theft of Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey.
via @JayGlazer pic.twitter.com/dCnjPKXboA
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 20, 2017
Brady only had three other winning Super Bowl jerseys in his possession while the other two were taken south of the border, but they were still extradited to the U.S. faster than notorious drug lord El Chapo.
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The Federal Brady Investigation team has their priorities, and Mexico has theirs.
Good work, y’all.