HOUSTON – The jersey worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady that went missing during Super Bowl LI last month has been found.
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said that in addition to the Super Bowl LI jersey that was found, investigators also recovered the jersey Brady wore during the team’s Super Bowl XLIX victory against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.
McCarthy said that the jerseys were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media.
Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said that a tip from someone in Houston led investigators to a location in Mexico, where the jerseys were found.
"You don't come to Texas and steal when the eyes of the world are upon our state," Acevedo said.
A Mexican media company called Organización Editorial Mexicana, which owns the newspaper the man accused of being involved in the case worked for, said in a statement that he resigned on March 14, citing personal reasons.
The company said it learned of the allegations Monday and will work with authorities wherever necessary.