Authorities have finally located Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey in Mexico.
The New England Patriots’ quarterback’s game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI was recovered in an investigation led by the FBI along with another one of Brady’s jerseys missing from Super Bowl XLIX.
The jerseys were found in Mexico in the possession of a member of the international media.
The Mexican Editorial Organization identified the thief as Martin Mauricio Ortego.
Ortega was a director of one of the Mexican Editorial Organization’s newspapers but he coincidentally resigned last week.
Along with Brady’s two jerseys, authorities also uncovered a Denver Broncos helmet believed to belong to Von Miller from Super Bowl 50.
Authorities have stated that footage from the scene showed Ortega entering the locker room, reaching into Brady’s bag and putting the jersey into a plastic bag and leaving with it tucked under his arm.
“I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved,” Brady said in a statement.
“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.”
Officials are currently running all Super Bowl memorabilia recovered for authentication.