The jersey worn by quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots during the recent Super Bowl has been recovered, The New York Post reports, following an intensive investigation by the NFL, the FBI and other authorities.
But authorities also got a surprise: Not only did they find Brady’s famously missing jersey from Super Bowl LI, they also found his missing jersey from Super Bowl XLIX. It had not been previously announced that the older jersey was also missing.
The NFL released a statement saying: “Through the cooperation of the NFL and New 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. 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 statement adds: “The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media. Due to an ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI.”
The Post report notes: “The FBI had to be involved because the jersey was found on foreign soil. The Houston Police Department said on Twitter that the jersey was found in Mexico.”
The jersey has been valued at $500,000.