New England Patriots News: Brady Thanks Police For Finding Stolen Jersey
On Monday it was announced that New England Patriots QB Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey was recovered after it was stolen from the Patriots locker room after Super Bowl 51. It is now being reported that the individual in question is an member of the international media who was credentialed through the NFL.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the alleged thief is Mauricio Ortega, a former Mexican newspaper executive, who pretended to cover the games and then stole the jerseys in the locker room afterwards.A video of Ortega walking out of the Patriots locker room was also surfaced on Monday.
Brady is obviously happy he has his Super Bowl jerseys recovered and plans on using them for something positive after all the time and money spent on recovering the historic apparel. Courtesy of NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, Brady released a statement though his agent Don Yee.
“I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and 51 have been recovered, and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved,” the statement read. “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.”
The jersey was valued at $500,000, at this point though the fingers should be pointed at the NFL who actually credentials this individual who stole Brady’s jersey twice.