Tom Brady’s jersey from Super Bowl LI has reportedly been found. The report has been confirmed by none other than NFL as it announced the discovery of Tom Brady’s jersey following an international search for the missing and prized jersey.
The jersey for the award winning football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League has been discovered after a prolonged international investigation.
A USA Today report while talking about the hunt for the missing jersey and its eventual discovery says that it was during the Super Bowl 50 when Mauricio Ortega, the former executive editor of a tabloid newspaper in Mexico City, La Prensa, who pilfered two of Tom Brady’s New England Patriots Super Bowl jerseys. The report goes on to add that there are reasons to believe that he also stole away jersey worn by Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller.
Reports suggest that it was apparently FBI that helped the league find the prized jersey. Apparently, according to NFL sources, it was a lapse in league security that caused the disappearance of the jerseys. It is being said that the press persons from different parts of the world had gained access to the Patriots’ private locker room at the time and Mauricio Ortega is now the sole suspect in the February theft of Brady’s game jersey from Super Bowl 51 in Houston.
League 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.”
In the meantime Tom Brady is over the moon following the discovery of his jerseys. “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.”
The man behind the theft has been recognized as Mauricio Ortega 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.