Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jerseys Returned to Patriots
The star quarterback's jersey went missing from the team's locker room, touching off an investigation stretching from Boston to the Mexican border.
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.
The jerseys worn by the star quarterback during this year's Super Bowl and the 2015 Super Bowl were returned Thursday to Gillette Stadium, the FBI announced.
Brady's 2017 jersey went missing from the Patriots' locker room after the team's win over the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5, touching off an investigation stretching from Boston to the Mexican border.
Mexican authorities searched the property of tabloid journalist Martin Mauricio Ortega, where they found the jersey, along with a Brady jersey that disappeared after the 2015 Super Bowl. A Denver Broncos helmet also was found.
Ortega has not been charged in the case and has not commented.
In a statement Thursday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he looks forward to giving the jerseys to Brady when he returns to New England.
Kraft thanked the FBI, Mexican authorities and other law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation.
"It is another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when everyone works together," he said.
The team released a photo of the jerseys being held by Harold Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division, and Col. Richard McKeon of the Massachusetts State Place. Kraft is standing between the two jerseys and behind the Patriots' five Super Bowl trophies.