Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey has been found, according to the NFL.
The jersey worn during the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl 51 victory has an estimated value of $500,000 but went missing shortly after the game.
Now, thanks to the FBI and other law enforcement, the jersey has been recovered in Mexico.
“Through the cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots’ security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered,” an NFL spokesperson told ABC News on Monday.
The jersey was also part of a larger stash of memorabilia which seems to have nicked by a member of the credentialed press.
“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,” the NFL spokesperson told ABC. “The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media. Due to the ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI.”
Houston Police boasted about their win on Twitter.
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
The name of the suspect has not been released.
UPDATE: On Monday afternoon, Tom Brady released this statement:
Statement from Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/uGiwDEvymo
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 20, 2017