You’ve heard of Watergate and Inflategate and back in February there was Jerseygate! Tom Brady proved he is the “GOAT” with an epic comeback victory 34-28 for the New England Patriots over the Atlanta Falcons at Superbowl 51 in Houston Texas. After the game Tom was celebrating and noticed his shirt was missing. In a police report filed on the incident with the Houston police the day after the game, the value of the jersey was set at $500,000 by Brady “or one of his people” when the report was filed. However, a Lelands auction house representative told the Boston Globe it could be worth as much as $1 million. Patriots owner Robert Kraft compared the jersey to a piece of fine art and said “It’s very sad to me that someone would do something like this, and it’s like taking a great Chagall or Picasso or something. You can never display it” The search for Brady’s Super Bowl jersey is now over! So where is and who “stole” it? Reports say the trail leads to Mexico. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Monday that department investigators relied on a tip from an informant and tracked Brady’s jersey. He tweeted “Proud @houstonpolice Major Offenders Division traced Brady Jersey to Mexico & it has been recovered with help of FBI & Mexican authorities. They also found his jersey that went missing after the team’s 28-24 2015 Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale Arizona. The NFL said the jersey was in “possession of a credentialed member of the international media.” A Mexican newspaper company, the Mexican Editorial Organization, said on Twitter a short time later that a former executive from tabloid Diario La Prensa was involved in the case. The jerseys are in the possession of the FBI in Boston and law enforcement was working to authenticate them.
Source: AP/Boston Globe
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