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Tom Brady knew Super Bowl XLIX jersey was missing

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The news that the FBI has found Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey AND his Super Bowl XLIX jersey has surprised many, primarily since it wasn’t known that Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey was missing. The development raised questions as to whether the culprit replaced the Super Bowl XLIX jersey with a replica — which someone allegedly did nine years ago after stealing Michael Strahan’s Super Bowl XLII jersey.

Brady knew the Super Bowl XLIX jersey was missing. (Apparently, Brady has mentioned that fact in post-Super Bowl interviews; the comments should have gotten much more reaction and attention than they did.) Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the team didn’t know the Super Bowl XLIX jersey was missing until the Super Bowl LI jersey came up missing, too.

It’s odd that no mention ever was made by Brady that the Super Bowl XLIX jersey was missing, since that could have sparked an effort to track it down, like the effort that tracked down the Super Bowl LI jersey. It’s also odd that Brady didn’t disclose that a prior Super Bowl jersey had been stolen from him once the Super Bowl LI jersey came up missing, either via planned announcement or spontaneous “that’s twice!“-style declaration.

It’s hard not to wonder how many other items of game-used memorabilia have been stolen over the years, with the players from whom the items were stolen never saying anything about it, for whatever reason. Indeed, but for the fact that the media witnessed Brady looking for the jersey, it’s possible he would have simply moved on like he did two years ago.

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31 Responses to “Tom Brady knew Super Bowl XLIX jersey was missing”
  1. gray35 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:32 AM

    He mentioned it right in the middle of the whole kerfuffle that it had happened last time, too. It was widely known in New England; not sure where the rest of you have been on this fact.

  2. donterrelli says: Mar 20, 2017 10:33 AM

    I think we need another Tom Brady jersey thread.

  3. factschecker says: Mar 20, 2017 10:35 AM

    I knew because Brady said it stolen. If everyone wasn’t in such a rush to get their story in first then perhaps we’d get more detailed work and get the entire story correct instead of being the first to get a sound bite.

    Would you rather be the first to serve up an appetizer or the chef that prepares the main course?

  4. redlikethepig says: Mar 20, 2017 10:42 AM

    Please stop … just stop.

  5. terryleather says: Mar 20, 2017 10:44 AM

    It’s a mistake to ever say it’s missing. You just validate the stolen item then. If you say you have the original, nobody will believe it when some thief tries to sell it.

  6. weepingjebus says: Mar 20, 2017 10:47 AM

    Hopefully the next couple are better protected.

  7. scrp2 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:49 AM

    Eli Manning’s two Super Bowl jersey’s are not missing and they are for sale right now. Plus a couple of helmets!

  8. raidernation210 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:50 AM

    Gee, Tom Brady not being forthright that’s odd….

  9. mpcny says: Mar 20, 2017 10:51 AM

    we need that wall built faster … In honesty, I bet press passes and access get tighten up. Looks like a a rugby scrum now at time with “reporters”

  10. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Mar 20, 2017 10:54 AM

    I hate the stupid Roman Numerals the NFL uses.

  11. maust1013 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:55 AM

    terryleather says:
    Mar 20, 2017 10:44 AM
    It’s a mistake to ever say it’s missing. You just validate the stolen item then. If you say you have the original, nobody will believe it when some thief tries to sell it.
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    If you say you have the original there’s a very good chance the thief would destroy the original.

    FWIW Brady did say it wasn’t the first one that went ‘missing’ but for whatever reason the media did not pick up on it.

  12. justintuckrule says: Mar 20, 2017 10:59 AM

    Ridiculous. At what point do taxpayer funded cops tell Brady to lock up your stupid jersey and find it yourself??

    Find missing girls and children! Screw some rich guys shirt!

  13. joe6606 says: Mar 20, 2017 11:00 AM

    Smells like insurance fraud. 2 shirts are “missing”. I wouldn’t be surprised if he paid the guy to “steal” the shirts, and then split the resultant insurance theft claim.

  14. blessedunliketherest says: Mar 20, 2017 11:01 AM

    Gee, Tom Brady not being forthright that’s odd….
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    Gee, your inability to read facts and rely solely on headlines is odd……

    Brady has said numerous times his last SB jersey was also stolen.

    Time to go back to rooting for that pathetic Raider franchise. Enjoy Las Vegas.

  15. tndiver says: Mar 20, 2017 11:03 AM

    Actually stuff is stolen from pro athletes all the time. Pat McAffee said on radio that he has had stuff stolen out of his locker when they have done tours in the locker rooms, so it is nothing new. This is significant because of the importance of the jersey being from a Super Bowl.

  16. polegojim says: Mar 20, 2017 11:05 AM

    Let the witch hunt begin…

    Conspiracy!

    I’m truly surprised security isn’t a WHOLE lot better in the players locker rooms. People can walk in and grab gear… and NOBODY sees it? How can that possibly be?

  17. 700levelvet says: Mar 20, 2017 11:07 AM

    Check his phone… Oh wait…

  18. inyourmind says: Mar 20, 2017 11:09 AM

    Raider Nation why even read the story if your a hater,

  19. inyourmind says: Mar 20, 2017 11:11 AM

    Raider nation why read the story if you’re a hater

  20. clssylssy says: Mar 20, 2017 11:25 AM

    Maybe the media needs to stay out of the lockerroom. With allowing access to non football personnel, it increases the risk of theft…surprised this happened more often but it sounds like it has!

  21. oscarxray says: Mar 20, 2017 11:28 AM

    The only good that can come of this is to crash the entire sports memorabilia industry which shouldn’t exist in the first place except for museums.Authenticity is always in question and the Brady jersey’s chain of custody, in my view, make them worthless.

  22. pastabelly says: Mar 20, 2017 11:36 AM

    Brady said in the first interview that he wanted this one and that SB 49 one was taken. That’s why he put it in his gym bag. SB 51 should go to the HOF and Brady should keep the one from SB 49.

  23. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 20, 2017 11:46 AM

    FWIW Brady did say it wasn’t the first one that went ‘missing’ but for whatever reason the media did not pick up on it.

    The reason is quite simple, outside of CryBabyNation nobody really cares….and rightfully so. Cue the outraged fanboys on 3-2-1…..

  24. ocgunslinger says: Mar 20, 2017 12:00 PM

    I would think the locker room should always be “players only turf”. (Sort of like a safe space to the mellinnials). They can have a separate interview room for the media.

  25. tdw1325 says: Mar 20, 2017 1:45 PM

    I would think the locker room should always be “players only turf”. (Sort of like a safe space to the mellinnials). They can have a separate interview room for the media.
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    Then who will replace towels, clean up, basically work there if only players are allowed in? I get keeping media out though. That is what press conferences are for.

  26. hutch2017 says: Mar 20, 2017 2:10 PM

    Why is the controversy always surrounding the PATS and Tom Brady? It is great to be the G.O.A.T, but what does he sell to get to that position. There have been a lot of other players that played without always drawing the attention to themselves or their team. Some Day the PATS Dynasty and Mr. Brady will crumble and then hopefully the TRUTH can reign!!!

  27. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 20, 2017 2:49 PM

    Fine the Patriots. Take draft picks. Suspend Brady and Belichick.

  28. bassicdave says: Mar 20, 2017 3:46 PM

    The bigger question is whether the culprit was unable to find a buyer or if he figured it was going to be his retirement plan?

  29. remizak says: Mar 20, 2017 4:03 PM

    It would be great if the outcome of this is to keep the media out of locker rooms.

  30. factpurveyor says: Mar 20, 2017 6:21 PM

    700levelvet says:
    Mar 20, 2017 11:07 AM

    Check his phone… Oh wait…
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    Hopefully you are attempting to be funny and already know that only law enforcement can take a persons personal property. And they need a reason to do so.

    Only morons believed that the NFL could look at a personal telephone if it hadn’t already wiped by the owner. Idiots must have also thought that the NFL could also searched his house if they wanted to.

  31. daddeeo says: Mar 20, 2017 7:04 PM

    Bad hombres!

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