The jersey Tom Brady wore during his fifth Super Bowl win last month was stolen shortly after he took it off in the NRG Stadium locker room in Houston, TX. A little over a month later, Tom’s jersey has possibly been found safe and sound.
Fox26 Houston (via New York Daily News) says that after a six week investigation, Houston police believe they have located the jersey in Mexico. They need to do some jersey authentication before they confirm for sure that the one they’ve found is Tom’s, but they’re confident it’s the stolen jersey. The Houston police department’s criminal intelligence division have identified a suspect in Mexico, and it’s a little scandal-y. They believe the jersey pilferer had “legitimate access” to the Super Bowl. Apparently the suspect is a member of the media, or a person who was pretending to be a member of the media. Dun dun dun! The FBI had video of a man who appeared to be a reporter entering the locker room behind Patriots coach Bill Belichick and leaving with something under his arm.
The NFL released a statement about Tom’s missing jersey. They also add in that the alleged thief also took a jersey that Tom wore during Super Bowl XLIX. Two jerseys? Now that’s just greedy.
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 20, 2017
If the jersey proves to be the real thing, Tom Brady will get his jersey back.
So how did that jersey get to Mexico? The obvious guess is that a reporter tucked it into his camera bag while everyone else was distracted by football player bulges in the locker room. But I have a theory of my own. I think that jersey didn’t want to face the prospect of being signed and given to his presidential bro as a post-Super Bowl gift, and took its chance to escape! And it picked Mexico because it knew Trump wouldn’t come looking for it there. Or maybe that jersey just wanted to celebrate Tom’s Super Bowl win with some tacos and tequila, and it knew it sure as hell wasn’t going to get that back at Tom’s house.