"They really need to check their protocols and their efforts, because this is at least two jerseys that we're aware of, and obviously it required a response from the Houston police department and other departments to recover them". But law enforcement found the jersey - estimated to be worth as much as $500,000 - in Mexico Monday in the possession of a member of the worldwide media.
The search for Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is over.
The recovery also netted the jersey Brady wore in 2015 to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, which took place at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The NFL said Monday that the jersey had been located following a joint investigation with the FBI.
Houston police had listed the Super Bowl 51 jersey, which was missing for six weeks, as worth $500,000.
The suspect had legitimate access to the event, and wasn't a ticketholder, he said, adding that he anticipates charges against the alleged perpetrator.
Tom Brady at a Houston Texans game last season. "Quite frankly, they are going to end up in the hands that they belong as in Mr. Brady and his family".
And get this. Glazer says the Denver Broncos believe the suspect hit Von Miller in the previous Super Bowl. Immediately afterward, his game-winning jersey was stolen from the Patriots' locker room in Houston.
"We're highly confident that these are the jerseys", Acevedo said.
"This story right here - if I came to you as a Hollywood scriptwriter and said, 'Here you go, ' you'd throw me out the door". On Monday, the search finally came to an end when it was announced that an global media member had stolen it and it was found in Mexico. "Tom Brady's jersey has great historical value and is already being called 'the most valuable National Football League collectible ever.' It will likely go into the Hall of Fame one day", said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at the time. He became the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls, and he tied Charles Haley for the record as a five-time Super Bowl champion. Though his list included Gollum, Steve Carell and Jaws (the shark, not the Bond villain), it didn't suggest a member of the global media.