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NFL confirms recovery of Tom Brady Super Bowl jerseys

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Some scoffed at Sunday’s statement from the Patriots regarding their optimism that quarterback Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey would soon be found. The league has now confirmed that Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey and his Super Bowl XLIX jersey have been recovered.

“Through the cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots’ security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered,” the NFL said in a statement. “Also retrieved during the ongoing investigation was the jersey Brady wore in the Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.

 “The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media. Due to the ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI.”

The cracking of the case gives rise to plenty of other questions that the NFL needs to be asking itself. I’ll begin addressing them soon.

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  1. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Mar 20, 2017 9:31 AM

    “Yep, this is the one, Tom. Look, it says ‘Brady’ on the back and everything. This is definitely the one. Trust us.”

  2. nfella says: Mar 20, 2017 9:32 AM

    Wait, the media has been insisting that it couldn’t have been one of them because the thefts occurred before they were let in the locker room.

    I mean, that’s what they said! You know, the media……

  3. kferguson2002 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:32 AM

    Soooo apparently his jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl hasn’t been misssed this whole time until now?

  4. jchemengr says: Mar 20, 2017 9:33 AM

    The Russians seem to have their fingers in everything these days. lol.

  5. raiderrob21 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:34 AM

    Was it really worth all the resources and money spent to do so? No way!

  6. greg2geez says: Mar 20, 2017 9:37 AM

    Oh thank God the FBI is doing something important and not squandering taxpayer dollars. Are we great yet?

  7. imodan says: Mar 20, 2017 9:38 AM

    The media? Oh boy Trumps gonna eat this up!

  8. streetyson says: Mar 20, 2017 9:38 AM

    So was the media person the original thief? At SB51, the official line was that the jersey went missing BEFORE the media had been allowed into the Pats locker-room. But then, that was back when the league were letting its own and other media run with the notion that the likely thief was a Pats-insider…

  9. RogerThat! says: Mar 20, 2017 9:38 AM

    Had to be an NFL insider. You can bet the FBI and Goodell are negotiating a way to spin this so the NFL doesn’t look bad. (again)

  10. 250dollarnflowner says: Mar 20, 2017 9:39 AM

    more time and effort was put into finding these two jerseys than the Lindbergh baby. pathetic.

  11. ikeclanton says: Mar 20, 2017 9:40 AM

    Just put a chip in them and have Anton Chigurh from No Country For Old Men track you down and deal with you if you stole it.

    It would work every time.

  12. ctpatsfan77 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:40 AM

    One of those questions: how does Goodell live with himself?

  13. Fred says: Mar 20, 2017 9:41 AM

    “FBI and other law enforcement authorities”

    Glad I’m footing the bill for looking for a glorified T-shirt.

  14. 250dollarnflowner says: Mar 20, 2017 9:41 AM

    I didn’t know the FBI took stolen clothing cases. Especially dirty, soiled, sweaty clothes.

  15. gbpackfan3 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:41 AM

    International media you say? More travel bans on deck

  16. pfttrollss says: Mar 20, 2017 9:43 AM

    Was Goodell hiding them in his Thai girlfriend’s apartment?

  17. RogerThat! says: Mar 20, 2017 9:43 AM

    A credentialed member of the international media would not be in the locker room as quickly as the shirt was stolen. When Brady told Kraft his shirt was missing, it was only minutes after the Patriots got in there. It seemed like there was only the 1 camera crew there and I believe it was Fox who had exclusive SB rights.

  18. joetoronto says: Mar 20, 2017 9:43 AM

    “Through the cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots’ security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered,” the NFL said in a statement.

    The FBI, seriously?

    SMH.

  19. chillyball says: Mar 20, 2017 9:45 AM

    The Shield.

  20. factschecker says: Mar 20, 2017 9:45 AM

    Now that the NFL confirms it I all the sudden no longer believe they found the stolen jerseys. I’m serious. When the NFL releases an official statement that means they are lying. I don’t enjoy feeling this paranoid. I’ve been burnt multiple times from repeating what the NFL says as being truthful.

  21. scrp2 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:46 AM

    As a result of the investigation the Patriots have also been docked two draft picks just for kicks and giggles.

  22. geemoney9 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:46 AM

    Mark walburgh finally came to his senses and gave back the jersey

  23. commentcentral says: Mar 20, 2017 9:50 AM

    I keep thinking of Tom Brady recovering his memorabilia “OJ Simpson” style.

  24. fartsmella says: Mar 20, 2017 9:50 AM

    Can we sell these Jerseys too pay for the wall?

  25. whatjusthapped says: Mar 20, 2017 9:52 AM

    More Russia conspiracy theories, Putin has Kraft’s ring, maybe it’s a member of the Russian press that first received media credentials and then stole Brady’s jerseys. They were found next to 7 years worth of illegal video tapes of all the Patriot’s opponents.

  26. weepingjebus says: Mar 20, 2017 9:52 AM

    Untrustworthy reporters, what a shock. The more impressive part is that Brady wins the SB so often that they had a system for stealing his jerseys.

  27. akfinfan says: Mar 20, 2017 9:57 AM

    Mexico?! Build that wall Mr. President, build that wall!!

  28. justintuckrule says: Mar 20, 2017 9:58 AM

    If only we cared as much about trafficked girls.

  29. THX 138 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:59 AM

    Who would have ever thought that the a member of the media is crooked? Mexico of all places. Wow i’m shocked!

  30. tigerlilac says: Mar 20, 2017 9:59 AM

    The “credentialed member of the international media” must have been working with someone that could pick up equipment without looking out of place.

  31. pastabelly says: Mar 20, 2017 10:00 AM

    The two jerseys probably have a value of well in excess of $1 million. More importantly, there is insider crime going on here. For those reasons, this is somewhat important and justifies the investigation. Brady mentioned this time around that he was upset that the same thing happened at SB 49. I was surprised when he said how much it meant to him. These jerseys actually belong in the HOF and maybe not to Tom Brady (as much as he likes them).

  32. celticsforever says: Mar 20, 2017 10:00 AM

    goodell will likely implicate TB in that he was “generally aware that his jersey was stolen” and suspend him for 6 games this coming season.

  33. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:00 AM

    The official line was a 3 minute gap that was ignored. Watch the video there are some in the media with backpacks. It made too much sense but of course the media ignored it. It couldn’t be one of them.

  34. phinfan says: Mar 20, 2017 10:02 AM

    A credentialed member of the media they said…

    Please be tony kornheiser please be tony kornheiser !!!!

  35. streetyson says: Mar 20, 2017 10:02 AM

    raiderrob21 says:
    Mar 20, 2017 9:34 AM
    Was it really worth all the resources and money spent to do so? No way!
    —————————-
    SB51 jersey is thought to be worth half a million and combined with the SB49 one, you’re prob looking at a theft worth nearly a million dollars. I get you hate Brady, but if a million dollars of Raiders stuff had been stolen, as recently as 6 weeks ago, you’d be screaming if the cops/FBI had already given up.

  36. nyneal says: Mar 20, 2017 10:02 AM

    It can’t be that a distinguished member of the media was involved in the theft of Tom Brady’s jersey’s now, can it???
    Wow… what’s this country coming to?

  37. lyfordjr says: Mar 20, 2017 10:03 AM

    Soooo apparently his jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl hasn’t been misssed this whole time until now?

    He missed it that day – it just was never publicized like this one was.

  38. fhvned says: Mar 20, 2017 10:03 AM

    Does the FBI really have nothing better to spend time, effort, money and resources on than finding the master criminal who stole Tom Brady’s jersey? Other than Tom Brady, does anyone in this country really care about this at all?

    Maybe the wrong budgets are being cut.

  39. Della Street says: Mar 20, 2017 10:06 AM

    kferguson2002 says:
    Mar 20, 2017 9:32 AM
    Soooo apparently his jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl hasn’t been misssed this whole time until now?

    ___________________

    Nope. It’s been well-known that Brady’s SB 49 jersey was gone as well.

  40. saltineamerican says: Mar 20, 2017 10:07 AM

    The jersey, as well as the Jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl win, were found in Mexico.

  41. Getoffmylawn! says: Mar 20, 2017 10:10 AM

    Maybe we can have the FBI find out what a catch really is next.

  42. nyneal says: Mar 20, 2017 10:16 AM

    raiderrob21 says:
    Mar 20, 2017 9:34 AM
    Was it really worth all the resources and money spent to do so? No way!

    ______________________________________

    This is nothing new. Celebrities have always gotten preferential treatment when it comes to investigating things which have happened to them.
    Go back and look at the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, for instance. Or the Michael Rockefeller disappearance in 1961. He was the son of Nelson Rockefeller and disappeared while in New Guinea. And then of course, when John Kennedy Jr’s airplane went down in 1999, under direct orders from President Bill Clinton, the Coast Guard and Navy did a long and exhaustive search to locate the plane. The cost was in the millions.
    When something happens to someone famous, every resource available with be utilized in the investigation.
    I’m not for a second comparing Brady’s jerseys to those other three tragedies, but I am saying they’re examples of celebrities being afforded resources that ordinary individuals would not be afforded.

  43. tjacks7 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:16 AM

    Great, now I can sleep.

  44. patriots123456 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:17 AM

    I hope Chippy can’t post bail.

    We won’t have to read his dumb comments.

  45. dsigrey says: Mar 20, 2017 10:18 AM

    Funny how PFT posted a blog titled “Six weeks later, still no sign of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey”. Then bang the next three Pat related posts are that not only has the jersey been found , but so has the previous SB jersey??? Hum???

  46. nyneal says: Mar 20, 2017 10:19 AM

    Now they’re saying that the individual who stole the jerseys was not a member of the media, he was posing as a member of the media.
    They’re also saying the jerseys were found on “foreign soil”.

  47. bdog4u2 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:21 AM

    The jersey, as well as the Jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl win, were found in Mexico.

    They were mad we stole the name football for our sport.

  48. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:22 AM

    The NFL should have Goodell hand the jerseys to Brady. They could sell tickets and televise the event. They’d probably make a killing.

  49. johnodocks says: Mar 20, 2017 10:22 AM

    For those of you wondering why the FBI would get involved in a case like this, a Terry Bradshaw playoff jersey just sold at auction for $66,725. How much do you think Brady’s Super Bowl jersey is worth? This is NOT just a stolen tee shirt — it’s grand theft.

  50. tim8450 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:24 AM

    Sounds like a case for the Pink Panther.

  51. grandjunctionite says: Mar 20, 2017 10:25 AM

    For those of you complaining about the waste of FBI resources and taxpayer money, two things;
    1. The second jersey alone was valued at $500,000 never mind the value of both.
    2. The NFL requested the FBI, not TB12 or Donald Trump.

    Get over yourselves and get a life sheesh.

  52. fjw2 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:29 AM

    While these jerseys were missing they weren’t worth squat. Stolen goods, no sports fan would want them because you couldn’t show them off to all your friends without getting arrested. Now that they were recovered they will be worth more than double what they would have been originally.

  53. swagger52 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:31 AM

    Let me guess…Soccer jerseys from the team in Mexico are stolen all the time.

  54. swagger52 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:33 AM

    Let me guess…there is a pattern of behavior for this in Mexico?

  55. roberteddy says: Mar 20, 2017 10:36 AM

    While in prison, the guilty party will be forced to watch the first three quarters of the Superbowl over and over and over again….

  56. roberteddy says: Mar 20, 2017 10:36 AM

    While in prison, the guilty party will be forced to watch the first three quarters of the Superbowl over and over and over again….

  57. tigerlilac says: Mar 20, 2017 10:39 AM

    Involvement by an individual tied to media does not imply in any way that Trump’s broad attacks on the media have any credibility as some of you seem to imply. This is a guy who regularly uses as sources the National Enquirer, InfoWars, Sean Hannity and now Judge Napolitano. He is also a guy that used to call media members under a pseudonym to tell them what a great guy he was and how actresses were hitting on him.

  58. keywestallyear says: Mar 20, 2017 10:47 AM

    The proceeds from the sale of the jerseys were going towards keeping the Clinton Foundation afloat as donations have dried up over the last few months (hmm…….wonder why?) The Clinton Global Initiative is already closing it’s doors. When the head of foundation loses and election, I guess she can’t “repay” the “donations” in any way!!

  59. ickeywoods says: Mar 20, 2017 10:48 AM

    I bet it was Peter King. His love for all things Brady is disturbing.

  60. stuartscottslefteye says: Mar 20, 2017 10:53 AM

    It’s not a matter of money – but of principle. Not one, but two jerseys stolen by one person, on two separate occasions in a highly secured area. . What’s that say about the vetting of personnel allowed in the locker room? How about security? It’s more than theft, but also a potentially a matter of personnel security. Think big picture.

  61. saltineamerican says: Mar 20, 2017 10:53 AM

    tigerlilac says:
    Mar 20, 2017 10:39 AM
    Involvement by an individual tied to media does not imply in any way that Trump’s broad attacks on the media have any credibility as some of you seem to imply. This is a guy who regularly uses as sources the National Enquirer, InfoWars, Sean Hannity and now Judge Napolitano. He is also a guy that used to call media members under a pseudonym to tell them what a great guy he was and how actresses were hitting on him.

    ————————————

    ?

    A reporter (aka member of the media) stole not one, but two jerseys. I’ll leave it to the individual to determine how this act affects credibility or lack thereof.

  62. justintuckrule says: Mar 20, 2017 10:54 AM

    So let me get this straight. Dummy didn’t think to protect his second SB jersey after the first one was stolen? Even cops won’t look for your car if you keep leaving the keys in it.

  63. celticsforever says: Mar 20, 2017 10:54 AM

    ikeclanton says:
    Mar 20, 2017 9:40 AM

    Just put a chip in them and have Anton Chigurh from No Country For Old Men track you down and deal with you if you stole it.

    It would work every time.
    _________________________________

    Awesome.

    Call it…..

  64. justintuckrule says: Mar 20, 2017 10:55 AM

    Obama caught bin laden. Trump got tom Brady’s jerseys back. Both will end up being each presidents signature accomplishments. Especially trumps.

  65. lowercasejay says: Mar 20, 2017 11:02 AM

    Thano goodness the FBI had nothing more pressing to attend to!

  66. tylawspick6 says: Mar 20, 2017 11:10 AM

    arrest, try and convict roger goodell

  67. akira1971 says: Mar 20, 2017 11:53 AM

    Fred says:
    Mar 20, 2017 9:41 AM

    “FBI and other law enforcement authorities”

    Glad I’m footing the bill for looking for a glorified T-shirt.
    —————-
    A Picasso painting is just a glorified piece of paper with oil, but I’m sure the FBI would look into it if it was also stolen across state lines.

    The FBI also investigates cyber crime, but aren’t computers just a glorified set of 0’s and 1’s?

  68. imodan says: Mar 20, 2017 12:12 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Mar 20, 2017 9:58 AM
    If only we cared as much about trafficked girls.
    ————————————————————-
    Here! Here!!

  69. imodan says: Mar 20, 2017 12:16 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Mar 20, 2017 10:54 AM
    So let me get this straight. Dummy didn’t think to protect his second SB jersey after the first one was stolen? Even cops won’t look for your car if you keep leaving the keys in it.
    —————————————————————-
    Dummy? The guys a megla millionaire, a household name, recognizable face, oh and by the way is married to and the father of one of the worlds most famous womans children. I could only dream to be that dumb.

  70. paulmauddib says: Mar 20, 2017 12:29 PM

    Justintuck, he had put it in his gym/duffle bag. With no doors on the locker where else is he suppose to put it? But nice try victim shaming, I suppose.

  71. justintuckrule says: Mar 20, 2017 12:38 PM

    paulmauddib says:
    Mar 20, 2017 12:29 PM
    Justintuck, he had put it in his gym/duffle bag. With no doors on the locker where else is he suppose to put it? But nice try victim shaming, I suppose.

    Umm? Give it to someone instead of leaving it unsecured? It’s the SECOND one he got ripped off!! No doubt he’s a savant on the field. Off it? You’ve heard him speak. He’s as dumb as a bag of hammers.

  72. eddyjf says: Mar 20, 2017 2:02 PM

    Godell has determined that since Brady had both jerseys in his possession at one time, it is more likely than not that he was involved in their disappearance and according will be suspended for the following season.

  73. sbchampsagain says: Mar 20, 2017 2:11 PM

    They gave this person media credentials but won’t give any to Barstool Sports? The NFL sucks.

  74. hutch2017 says: Mar 20, 2017 2:39 PM

    The money spent on the Investigation could have fed How Many People with MEals On Wheels proposed cuts? Just saying.

  75. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 20, 2017 3:18 PM

    “The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media. Due to the ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI.”

    shouldn’t it read former credentialed member?

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