Tom Brady Jersey has finally been found after more than a month of search. The FBI was involved in the search of the jersey of the famed quarterback. A top editor of a Mexican newspaper is the main suspect to have been involved in the theft of the two jerseys. There are rumors that the two might have fetched a fortune in the market.
A USA Today report claims that there are reasons to believe that the Von Miller helmet might also have been taken by the same person.
While things are still not clear, the USA Today says that Mauricio Ortega, former director of the Mexican publication La Prensa is being seen as the most probable thief of the stolen articles. Till now no one has been accused or arrested in the case.
A TMZ report says that the two jerseys from the 2015 and 2017 Super Bowls have been recovered. The same report adds that the missing helmet belonging to Von Miller has also been recovered. Nonetheless, till now it is not clear if the two discoveries are connected.
Following the discovery of his jerseys, the award winning football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League said, “I am happy my jersey from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered, and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved…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.”
In a revelation that has gone viral since then, the Houston police in a post on micro blogging site Twitter said, “Major Offenders Division traced Brady Jersey to Mexico & it has been recovered with help of FBI & Mexican authorities”.
The Police Chief Art Acevedo went on to add that the jersey was found in the possession of “a credential member of the international media,” the NFL said in a statement on Twitter, adding that the second Brady jersey was also recovered.
In the meantime NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy was quoted by the Yahoo Sports as saying, “We haven’t had those discussions yet, but we’re not into generally barring media outlets…We always review [security] protocols. We did that last year. We’ll do it again this year. That’s not really news. We want to make sure something like this never happens again. It was one individual [in all of the incidents]. We never want to see something like this happen. We will review it.”
How Tom Brady jersey was lost?
The epic search for his two prized jerseys was continuing since February. It was simply relentless. The search reportedly started immediately after Super Bowl 2017, when the New England Patriots’ QB told the police, NFL and the media that he couldn’t find it. Later it was found out that the jersey from 2015 Super Bowl was also missing.
Where Tom Brady jersey was found
It is now very clear that the jersey has been discovered by joint action of the FBI and the police. It was found in Mexico. According to tweets from Mexican media, “Tom Brady’s Jersey was located in a house in Atizapan de Zaragoza.”
What led to the discovery?
A report in the NPR says that the famed jersey would have never been recovered, had an informant not come forward. The report says, “An informant in Houston led the investigators to Mexico, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters, and the FBI and Mexican authorities also took part in the probe…The suspect had legitimate access to the event, and wasn’t a ticketholder, he said, adding that he anticipates charges against the alleged perpetrator. Those could include transporting stolen goods across state lines and internationally” says NPR report.
Who is Mauricio Ortega, La Prensa editor?
There are strong reasons to believe that the man behind the theft has been recognized as Mauricio Ortega. He was the director of La Prensa when he committed the offense. The newspaper’s editors, later released a statement condemning his behavior if the reports were true. “It is worth noting that none of the managers of Editora La Prensa, S.A. de C.V., nor of the Organizacion Editorial Mexicana, had any knowledge of the unfortunate and reproachable acts that Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos allegedly committed on February 5, 2017, since no local or federal authorities sought information from the legal department of this publishing house in relation to Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos, much less over his role during Super Bowl LI that took place in Houston; for that reason, this is why we became aware of the alleged actions by Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos at this moment” said the newspaper. He had resigned from his job last week.