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Tom Brady hopes to make “something very positive” from jersey return

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The mystery of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl LI jersey has been solved.

The jersey, along with the one that Brady wore in Super Bowl XLIX, was found in Mexico after a search involving Houston police, the FBI, NFL security, Patriots security and other law enforcement and was apparently taken from the locker room by someone with a media credential for the game.

Brady released a statement through his agent on Monday thanking those who worked to get the jersey back.

“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. “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 last line suggests Brady may auction off one or both of the jerseys with a goal of raising money for a charitable cause or causes. Given the estimates for the value of the Super Bowl LI jersey and a backstory that will only up the value of both items, Brady should have a good chance of seeing that hope become reality.

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54 Responses to “Tom Brady hopes to make “something very positive” from jersey return”
  1. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 20, 2017 5:16 PM

    Auction the jerseys and give the money to charity. There is a high demand for the jerseys of the GOAT SYSTEM QB.

  2. mzew233 says: Mar 20, 2017 5:16 PM

    Got to be worth ~$1m atleast now right.

  3. pastabelly says: Mar 20, 2017 5:20 PM

    His favorite charity is Best Buddies. He should auction off SB 49 Jersey for Best Buddies (or any other organization helping kids who need help) and put the SB 51 in HOF in Canton.

  4. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 20, 2017 5:21 PM

    TB is the GOAT!
    I get so fired up when he screams “Lets Go” to the crowd, me and my friends in sec 119 scream it back.

  5. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 20, 2017 5:22 PM

    After he auctions them off for charity we will see numerous posts here from people telling us what an awful person Brady is because he did so.

    The cacophony of fools will not be stopped.

  6. pittsburghdamned says: Mar 20, 2017 5:27 PM

    I think we’re all relieved that no one stole Tom’s post-game Uggs.

  7. grandjunctionite says: Mar 20, 2017 5:30 PM

    Best Buddy’s should be smiling right now. You go Champ!

  8. thecape15 says: Mar 20, 2017 5:35 PM

    Class act.

  9. joefelicelli says: Mar 20, 2017 5:40 PM

    I would not be surprised to see Robert Kraft pony up huge $ to keep them in the Pats HQ as mementos. Big donation to charity AND keeps Pats history in the family.

  10. randomguy9999 says: Mar 20, 2017 5:40 PM

    it is completely ridiculous that the FBI spent all these resources on recovering sweaty jerseys… what a huge waste

  11. cylondetector says: Mar 20, 2017 5:43 PM

    2 Chipster accounts in the first 4 posts!

    Gotta admire the persistence and insanity of this continued ‘ruse’ that absolutely no-one is falling for.

    Keep up the comedy Chipper.

  12. jjfootball says: Mar 20, 2017 5:43 PM

    Something positive, admit you cheated already!

  13. kenberthiaume says: Mar 20, 2017 5:44 PM

    This is good news.

  14. ricko1112 says: Mar 20, 2017 5:46 PM

    Auction them off and use the money to send Goodell to Mars.

  15. factpurveyor says: Mar 20, 2017 5:56 PM

    jjfootball says:
    Mar 20, 2017 5:43 PM

    Something positive, admit you cheated already!
    ————————————————————–
    It would be positively stupid to admit to something that never happened. Especially when he would have to contradict science to do so.

    Any word on when the NFL plans on releasing a press statement containing the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season?

    It would be a positive thing for the NFL to allow football fans to see that information. But the NFL would then have to admit that Tom Brady was innocent.

  16. factpurveyor says: Mar 20, 2017 5:58 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 20, 2017 5:21 PM
    TB is the GOAT!

    I get so fired up when he screams “Lets Go” to the crowd, me and my friends in sec 119 scream it back.

    ——————————————————————
    It would be better it you would post your nonsense under Dolphin related articles. Patriots fans are too smart to believe that you are anything but a Dolphin fan.

  17. A happy green parrot says: Mar 20, 2017 6:02 PM

    I actually think they are the property of the team, not Brady. The Pats HOF usually winds up with that stuff on display.

    The situation in Denver will have its own divisions. Von Millers helmet is definately the teams but his cleats might be his.

  18. steelerfan63 says: Mar 20, 2017 6:05 PM

    Auction off the jerseys and donate the money to the WALL.

  19. Flash1287 says: Mar 20, 2017 6:07 PM

    GOAT

  20. Big Ant TV says: Mar 20, 2017 6:08 PM

    ya kids deserve the jerseys have something that ya dad achieved greatness with

  21. concrete998 says: Mar 20, 2017 6:10 PM

    randomguy9999 says:
    Mar 20, 2017 5:40 PM
    it is completely ridiculous that the FBI spent all these resources on recovering sweaty jerseys… what a huge waste

    —————————————————–
    Those two Super Bowl comebacks for Brady …
    believe me … it was no sweat!

  22. maust1013 says: Mar 20, 2017 6:14 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 20, 2017 5:21 PM
    ======================

    Nothing that matters but the posts do dispel any thought that chipster and the rest of his sock drawer’s earlier absence from these threads was due to being incarcerated for any part in the theft.

  23. NFLexpert says: Mar 20, 2017 6:17 PM

    I’m glad we could spend a million dollars of tax payer’s money getting Tom’s Jersey back…He should now volunteer on a work crew building the wall.

  24. tb12x4 says: Mar 20, 2017 6:17 PM

    Brady is the GOAT ….Jordan……Gretzky…..Brady……no longer Montana on that list ….tell Montana to hit the showers

  25. chieftaindawg says: Mar 20, 2017 6:33 PM

    Has he ever said the wrong thing?

  26. thelastwordyaheard says: Mar 20, 2017 6:34 PM

    The GOAT just keeps getting, errr, GOAT-ier

  27. thisonesforpat says: Mar 20, 2017 6:44 PM

    Got the guy, why tile out his face? Scared?

    Brady is classy. I can think of a number of other players who only would’ve thought of themselves and of the value of those jerseys. Brady thought in terms of charitable causes. Class.

  28. benfranklinshat says: Mar 20, 2017 6:46 PM

    You’d think they found the Lindbergh baby.

  29. patfanken says: Mar 20, 2017 6:47 PM

    Looks like Chippy is using all his alter egos on this topic. It’s amazing he’s allow a presence here. Even the haters are laughing at him now.

  30. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 20, 2017 7:10 PM

    Let Giselle wear it for a week to double the value first.

  31. mmack66 says: Mar 20, 2017 7:13 PM

    patfanken says:
    Mar 20, 2017 6:47 PM

    Looks like Chippy is using all his alter egos on this topic. It’s amazing he’s allow a presence here. Even the haters are laughing at him now.
    ————————-

    If he wasn’t here, there would only be about 10-20 replies to Patriots articles.

    He’s good for that per identity.

  32. ihavepriors says: Mar 20, 2017 7:26 PM

    Cant wait for the next Brady drama, something to fuel him for his next Revenge Tour. snore…………………..

  33. backuppunter says: Mar 20, 2017 7:26 PM

    Lots of good options for charities, but in this case maybe something law enforcement related would be fitting.

  34. gtrav says: Mar 20, 2017 7:53 PM

    dude is probably going to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for kids in need and people are still gonna hate on him….pretty pathetic. just appreciate greatness and class.

  35. wahoo21 says: Mar 20, 2017 7:58 PM

    Those are Giselle’s night shirts so yeah……he’s happy they are back

  36. atthemurph says: Mar 20, 2017 7:58 PM

    The jersey belongs to the team which paid for it.

  37. dickgazinya says: Mar 20, 2017 8:07 PM

    Tom was in on it. Trying to increase its value and demand for it to turn around his image by selling it for a charity. lol just kidding…not really, he was in on it. He destroyed his phone again!

  38. buffalobraves says: Mar 20, 2017 8:12 PM

    The credentialed media steals, lies, wiretaps, and over-hypes – all documented and true!! Do not pay attention to that man behind the curtain!!

  39. flipola says: Mar 20, 2017 8:13 PM

    The guy should have burned them.

  40. stellarperformance says: Mar 20, 2017 8:28 PM

    When they were recovered, the FBI immediately confirmed they were nothing more than dirty athletic shirts with numbers sewn on.

    Priorities people.

  41. patsfan says: Mar 20, 2017 8:28 PM

    SO we have now found out that two Brady super bowl jerseys have been stolen, an NFL employee was stealing game balls earmarked for charity auctions (courtesy of “deflategate”)

    And that Von Miller’s helmet was stolen.

    Maybe Brady can sell one of the jerseys and hire Paul Blart or Chief Inspector Clousseau to replace the NFL hired security.

    The only thing more amazing than the league’s pisspoor game day security is their ability to squash the stories surrounding their failures.

  42. mysterytonite says: Mar 20, 2017 9:11 PM

    Really, the FBI? What a waste of resources for a damn football jersey? I’m happy they have been recovered but cmon man really? Hopefully like the article states some good can come of this. I’d really like to hear the entire story of the scumbag who lifted them in the first place and how the heck they’ve ended up and were tracked down on Mexico.

  43. theandy59 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:19 PM

    You can call it just a sweaty jersey if you like, but I think it’s entirely appropriate that the FBI investigate the theft of an item with an estimated value of over $500,000.

  44. factpurveyor says: Mar 20, 2017 9:41 PM

    patsfan says:
    Mar 20, 2017 8:28 PM

    The only thing more amazing than the league’s pisspoor game day security is their ability to squash the stories surrounding their failures.
    ————————————————————
    The NFL spin machine did a pretty good job of convincing absolute morons to believe that someone let air out of footballs.

    The NFL did a good job squashing the story about the Steelers footballs deflating due to cold weather.

    But the NFL as stained the integrity of the league by keeping to keep the PSI information from the 2015 seasons secret.

  45. rexgrossmanisgoat says: Mar 20, 2017 10:01 PM

    …and yet they still couldn’t figure out who killed Pac n Biggie

  46. dangguy says: Mar 20, 2017 10:19 PM

    Tom Brady played this game and dedicated it to his Mom who is fighting cancer. He has always been a class act and he will surely do the right thing to raise money for a charity. He is quite active with the Best buddies.

  47. 315judman says: Mar 21, 2017 6:47 AM

    Whatever charity gets the money will be fortunate.

    To think… they almost got CHEATED out if it. But when you work with Tom, that’s to be expected.

  48. hahaicansezbelicheat says: Mar 21, 2017 6:56 AM

    Love that people don’t think the FBI should investigate thefts of items valued over half a million dollars. Might want to sfop and think about that one for a moment.

  49. sandersmarcus10 says: Mar 21, 2017 7:33 AM

    All this hype for a jersey!

  50. fjw2 says: Mar 21, 2017 9:34 AM

    Teams often allow players to keep their used gear, or balls, as mementos of major events. The Patriots would definitely say that these Jerseys belong to Brady.

    Now Brady can donate them to be auctioned off for his favorite charity. Patriots CEO, Robert Kraft, can afford to step up and pay more than anyone else will, because those jersey(s) would mean more being on display at Patriots Place than they would to any individual collector.

    Both Brady and the Pats would then be able to claim charitable tax donations, and the jerseys stay where they belong for posterity.

  51. bullcharger says: Mar 21, 2017 3:03 PM

    The jerseys are worth what they are worth. That means the FBI had to investigate just like they would if a piece of art was stolen from a museum. You can argue it’s just a sweaty jersey or just a couple of painted lines on a canvas, but someone is willing to pay, so the value is real.

  52. bullcharger says: Mar 21, 2017 3:08 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Mar 20, 2017 8:28 PM
    When they were recovered, the FBI immediately confirmed they were nothing more than dirty athletic shirts with numbers sewn on.

    Priorities people.

    ————

    Gold and diamonds are just pretty rocks you find in the ground.

  53. bullcharger says: Mar 21, 2017 3:10 PM

    flipola says:
    Mar 20, 2017 8:13 PM
    The guy should have burned them.

    ——–

    That’s ok. When Brady wins the next one he will have a new uni.

  54. bassicdave says: Mar 21, 2017 5:57 PM

    Maybe he donates it to the Trump 2020 campaign? I mean, if Trump’s deal with Putin doesn’t come through, who’s gonna pay to get him reelected?

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