The National Football League announced this morning Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico, in the possession of a “credentialed member of the international media.”
The NFL said the FBI and Mexican authorities tracked down the jersey, estimated to be worth $500,000 as memorabilia from quarterback Brady’s MVP performance in the greatest Super Bowl comeback ever in the New England Patriots overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons.
The league announced investigators had also recovered Brady’s game jersey from New England’s 2015 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks from the same party, which it did not immediately identify.
The mystery over how the jersey disappeared or other details were not immediately disclosed.
No announcement was made about an arrest or plans to file charges. Given the value of Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey, it would be a first-degree felony crime in the state of Texas, where the Patriots-Falcons game occurred.
Brady reported the jersey missing from his equipment bag shortly after the Feb. 5 Super Bowl in Houston, during which New England overcame a 25-point deficit in the third-quarter to defeat the Atlanta, 34-28, in overtime.
Both jerseys are in the process of being returned to Brady, according to the NFL.