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Mexican media company apologizes for theft of Tom Brady jersey

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OEM, the largest newspaper company in Mexico, has apologized after one of its former employees was identified as the suspect in the theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey.

In a statement written in Spanish, OEM said the employee, Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos, resigned from the newspaper La Prensa on March 14 for personal reasons. At the time, the company says, it had no knowledge of Ortega being a suspect in the jersey theft.

“We are surprised and disappointed to receive today the allegations of the behavior of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos on February 5 inside the NRG stadium in Houston, where Super Bowl LI was played,” said the statement, which PFT has translated. “La Prensa, if the accusation is true, fully condemns the behavior of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos, who took advantage of his position and used La Prensa to access the field, press conferences and other areas of NRG Stadium.”

Although Ortega has not been formally charged, the company issued an apology.

“Without commenting on the truth of the allegations,” the statement said, “La Prensa offers a public apology to our readers and the Mexican society.”

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  1. ihatedansnyder says: Mar 21, 2017 5:20 AM

    Why hasn’t this guy been arrested? Mexico needs to hand him over to face felony theft charges in Texas.

  2. redsea1111 says: Mar 21, 2017 6:20 AM

    “La Prensa, if the accusation is true…”

    “Without commenting on the truth of the allegations…”

    This is a conditional apology. Can’t an organization just say this sucked, we’re sorry, and everyone moves on? Geez.

    And no, I don’t want a wall, even one that our “president” lied yet again about and said Mexico would pay for.

  3. gagecassidy says: Mar 21, 2017 6:49 AM

    Really glad to hear the FBI was hunting for a shirt. When I was younger, a dude took one of my Randy Savage shirts at a sleepover. Can we get the FBI’s clothing division on that for me?

  4. publikwerks says: Mar 21, 2017 6:49 AM

    How long till Trump tweets about this?
    “Mexico isn’t just stealing jobs! Stole his good friend, Tom Brady’s, jersey? SAD”

  5. nbptma1 says: Mar 21, 2017 6:56 AM

    Media behaving badly? Shocker!

  6. palsgraf21 says: Mar 21, 2017 7:04 AM

    An apology to their readers and the Mexican society? Anyone else?

  7. sandersmarcus10 says: Mar 21, 2017 7:05 AM

    A FREAKIN JERSEY, WHO THE HELL CARES!!!

  8. weepingjebus says: Mar 21, 2017 7:13 AM

    Wise move to reduce the karma hellstorm Brady would unleash. Meanwhile, Goodell is getting booed by his own momma.

  9. golions1 says: Mar 21, 2017 7:33 AM

    How about an apology to Tom Brady?

  10. lizzzy321 says: Mar 21, 2017 7:34 AM

    Now if the world was brimming with trust and confidence in the sincerity and honesty of most people, there would still be the matter of an apology not really fitting the bill.

    But – without trust, one could easily start wondering if after all the animosity between Trump and Mexico, if someone did not deliberately steal this jersey because Tom Brady was supposed to be a friend of Trumps.

    I hope we get more details about this whole incident.

  11. greygooseandsprite says: Mar 21, 2017 7:35 AM

    His personal reasons were he was gojng to sell all that
    Memorabilia for a lot of cash. More than he would ever make
    Working as a reporter and then retire.

  12. patslaya says: Mar 21, 2017 7:37 AM

    More ammo for Trump…

  13. maxkingpin says: Mar 21, 2017 7:37 AM

    We’re not saying he did it,
    but we apologize for what he did.

  14. patsfan1960 says: Mar 21, 2017 7:41 AM

    MAKE HIM DRINK THE WATER!!!

  15. romosmicrodongs says: Mar 21, 2017 7:50 AM

    Sure. Apologize to Mexican society but not the society that was robbed of its mvp jersey

  16. bondlake says: Mar 21, 2017 7:56 AM

    It’s always interesting to see how many people are always sorry AFTER being discovered.

  17. footballfan58 says: Mar 21, 2017 7:56 AM

    “Without commenting on the truth of the allegations,” the statement said, “La Prensa offers a public apology to our readers and the Mexican society.”
    //////////////////////////
    How about apologizing to Tom Brady, the NFL and the United States???????

  18. walker1191 says: Mar 21, 2017 7:57 AM

    I guess it’s a good outcome, It would have been very awkward if the thief had been one of Brady’s teammates, or some well known US media member.

  19. alfredogarciashead says: Mar 21, 2017 8:00 AM

    If we had had that wall……

  20. gizzmonic says: Mar 21, 2017 8:10 AM

    Tom should send him a jersey

  21. elyasm says: Mar 21, 2017 8:19 AM

    An apology to your readers and Mexican society, but not to the victims of the criminal you employed? Sounds like someone will be joining Barstool on the NFL media bench next year.

  22. bencoates57 says: Mar 21, 2017 8:22 AM

    Was this the guy throwing laser light at Brock Osweiler in Mehhhhhico City? And was this alsi the guy selling all those unauthorized left shark products on the interwebs?

  23. boobsmcgoo says: Mar 21, 2017 8:34 AM

    Felony. They need to prosecute this guy and make an example of him.

  24. cma1973 says: Mar 21, 2017 8:38 AM

    How about apologizing to the guy whose property your employee stole. I’m sure the Mexican people and their readers are broken up about this but they certainly were not the agrieved party.

  25. therealraider says: Mar 21, 2017 8:55 AM

    “La Prensa offers a public apology to our readers and the Mexican society.”

    ————————–

    How about apologising to the victim’s? I.E Tom Brady, The Patriots and the NFL?

  26. reprob8 says: Mar 21, 2017 9:09 AM

    refreshing to see an apology instead of denials & deflection

  27. bigwalt2990 says: Mar 21, 2017 9:11 AM

    So the jersey is probably somewhere in Mexico….great…

    The President needs to take action here, get his approval rating up.

  28. jjackwagon says: Mar 21, 2017 9:22 AM

    “La Prensa offers a public apology to our readers and the Mexican society.”

    So no apology to Brady, the Patriots, the NFL, or American society? Sounds like they should have their press credentials pulled.

  29. tylawspick6 says: Mar 21, 2017 9:25 AM

    Let’s go ahead and apologize for the two Framegates known as “Spygate” and Deflategate”, too.

    Let’s start there and admit Goodell was specifically hired to egnerate more revenue at any costs, by to do anythihng he needed to do to accomplish that, including openly cheating a player or team.

  30. meximyke says: Mar 21, 2017 9:33 AM

    Apologize? You got caught, that’s the only reason!! You could of ended this immediately, but no!! Felony!! Prosecute!!! Break the law, you do the time!! That jersey’s value makes it a felony!!!!

  31. TeamFirst says: Mar 21, 2017 9:37 AM

    sandersmarcus10 says:
    Mar 21, 2017 7:05 AM
    A FREAKIN JERSEY, WHO THE HELL CARES!!!
    ——————————
    Approximate value of the jersey $500,000 plus whatever Von Miller’s helmet and Brady’s superbowl 49 jersey are worth. Is there more stuff he stole that no one knew about? He may have stolen more than $1 million but “who the hell cares?”

  32. stipez says: Mar 21, 2017 9:38 AM

    Good thing they stopped giving MVPs trucks or that would’ve gone missing too.

  33. qbarrel says: Mar 21, 2017 9:43 AM

    It’s nice that they apologized to their readers and “Mexican society”, but if they may want to consider apologizing to the NFL and it’s fans if they ever want access to cover another event.

  34. rjp1130 says: Mar 21, 2017 9:45 AM

    The NFL should pull future games to be played in Mexico. Why are they playing there anyways?

  35. rc33 says: Mar 21, 2017 9:45 AM

    Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos.
    Dude needs to tack on Cougar-Mellencamp or something.

  36. A happy green parrot says: Mar 21, 2017 10:01 AM

    lizzzy321 says:
    Mar 21, 2017 7:34 AM

    But – without trust, one could easily start wondering if after all the animosity between Trump and Mexico, if someone did not deliberately steal this jersey because Tom Brady was supposed to be a friend of Trumps.

    ————————-

    Trump had nothing to do with this. They stole the jersey with the idea of selling it for a huge amount of money. No other reason.

  37. paulieorkid says: Mar 21, 2017 10:15 AM

    Apologize to Tom Brady.

    Re-capping, Brady led the most PHENOMENAL and unprecedented comeback in NFL Super Bowl history — and the turd you hired — stole a big chunk of the joy and glory Brady EARNED from his leadership, poise and performance.

    Brady can never get that back. And just why in the hell are you apologizing to “Mexican society?”

    P.S. I won’t even get into the fact your apology is “conditional.” The media outlet not only can’t seem to hire honorable people, but they can’t even fashion a proper apology. Clowns.

  38. wahoo21 says: Mar 21, 2017 10:27 AM

    That reporter has a future at the New York Times

  39. kevpft says: Mar 21, 2017 10:28 AM

    reprob8 says:
    Mar 21, 2017 9:09 AM

    refreshing to see an apology instead of denials & deflection

    ————————

    Now here’s the thoughtful observation of the bunch. While everyone else quibbles over details of the apology, and we have a President who can’t even come to terms with reality at all, let alone ever admit he’s wrong, this is how mature people handle things.

  40. bobthis says: Mar 21, 2017 10:48 AM

    Why does anyone care about his stupid jersey?

  41. atahualpaoxford says: Mar 21, 2017 11:00 AM

    This case just increased the height of the wall by 15 inches at least…

  42. gagecassidy says: Mar 21, 2017 11:01 AM

    As a fan of football, and a U.S. Citizen, I neither want nor need an apology from Mexico. It’s a freakin’ shirt. I want an apology from the FBI for wasting my money on a clothing hunt. Show me the calculation tables that were used to establish the value of that shirt.

  43. badmoonrison says: Mar 21, 2017 11:12 AM

    “And some of them I assume are good people”.

  44. rjp1130 says: Mar 21, 2017 11:14 AM

    ihatedansnyder says:
    Mar 21, 2017 5:20 AM

    Why hasn’t this guy been arrested? Mexico needs to hand him over to face felony theft charges in Texas.

    Mexico doesn’t hand over drug dealers. Do you think they care about stolen jerseys?

  45. tazman1996 says: Mar 21, 2017 11:17 AM

    Again………….. Trump was correct…….

  46. collectordude says: Mar 21, 2017 11:24 AM

    What, no apology to Brady?

    Let’s build that wall.

  47. tim8450 says: Mar 21, 2017 11:44 AM

    On the bright side, Tom Brady has five other Superbowl-worn jerseys, so he’s go that going for him, which is nice.

  48. denverscott says: Mar 21, 2017 11:50 AM

    How about a apology for the 20 million plus invasion force that has literally changed the demographics in the USA since the first amnesty in the 80s? Time to end birthright citizenship now Mr. Trump.

  49. kcchefs58 says: Mar 21, 2017 11:50 AM

    I don’t know why they need to apologize at all. If they didn’t know or have any part in it, then they can simply condemn the behavior.

  50. denverscott says: Mar 21, 2017 11:52 AM

    lizzzy321 says:
    Mar 21, 2017 7:34 AM
    Now if the world was brimming with trust and confidence in the sincerity and honesty of most people, there would still be the matter of an apology not really fitting the bill.

    But – without trust, one could easily start wondering if after all the animosity between Trump and Mexico, if someone did not deliberately steal this jersey because Tom Brady was supposed to be a friend of Trumps.

    I hope we get more details about this whole incident.

    Explain the items he took from two previous SBs before Trump. C’mon, we’ll wait.

  51. justbegbaby says: Mar 21, 2017 11:57 AM

    Geesh fan boys, lighting up on the FBI. This was a stolen asset worth minimally 500k. Jurisdictional grounds existed to invoke the services of the FBI. They did their job and they did it well!

    It’s amazing how fan boys are always the smartest person in the room. From NFL GM experience, the presidency of the United States, and now they are acting Directors of the FBI. SMH! And apparently, none of you have real jobs because you are here 24/7. My, my, my.

  52. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 21, 2017 11:57 AM

    “If we had had that wall……”

    Lol yeah because the wall will stop people coming on a flight with a press visa to work an event.

    SMH

  53. thelastwordyaheard says: Mar 21, 2017 12:07 PM

    gagecassidy says:
    Mar 21, 2017 6:49 AM
    Really glad to hear the FBI was hunting for a shirt. When I was younger, a dude took one of my Randy Savage shirts at a sleepover. Can we get the FBI’s clothing division on that for me?

    ————————

    Are you the greatest quarterback to ever live? Was your Randy Savage shirt worth a million dollars? No and No. Case closed.

  54. beachsidejames says: Mar 21, 2017 12:08 PM

    Thank god it wasn’t that Syrian refugee reporter. I hate when that happens.

  55. ihavenoeyedeer says: Mar 21, 2017 12:16 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 21, 2017 9:25 AM

    Let’s go ahead and apologize for the two Framegates known as “Spygate” and Deflategate”, too.

    Let’s start there and admit Goodell was specifically hired to egnerate more revenue at any costs, by to do anythihng he needed to do to accomplish that, including openly cheating a player or team.

    __________________

    Why would the Mexican newspaper apologize for those things?

  56. bridgeh2o says: Mar 21, 2017 12:33 PM

    Those very ill-informed posters that are saying “…..it’s only a jersey!” show their own ignorance of the value of THE 3 ITEMS this guy had!

    Two of Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys-one from SB49 and the other from this year-then Von Miller’s helmet!

    The value of these 3 move into the 3 million dollar range at auction.

    THIS IS A FELONY to say the least.

    I am not a patriot’s fan either. This is worthy of arrest and proper trial.

  57. ringurbell says: Mar 21, 2017 12:37 PM

    This idiot has committed a felony or two. Hell yes he needs to go to jail. Whether its a jersey or somebodys shirt from long ago, jail time bro !
    Build that wall now !

  58. superpatriotsfan says: Mar 21, 2017 1:02 PM

    Good thing he didn’t steal his uggs. Tammy would have thrown a fit.

  59. chieftaindawg says: Mar 21, 2017 1:21 PM

    What’s sad was that he kept them…how sad. He could have been in Indonesia by now

  60. cortezgraphics says: Mar 21, 2017 1:21 PM

    Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay. I doubt anyone would pay $500,000 for that jersey.

  61. justbegbaby says: Mar 21, 2017 1:24 PM

    The Wall is not the answer. It will lead to higher ladders and deeper tunnels. Heavy trade sanctions might work. Mex needs us more than we need them.

  62. thermanmerman99 says: Mar 21, 2017 1:33 PM

    Did the guy steal any of Brady’s hair plugs too?

  63. orcahawk says: Mar 21, 2017 1:34 PM

    Wow. This thread is an example of what happens when there’s no actual football to talk about.

    Guess I’ll watch the Madden Bowl again….

  64. youdrivemenutseagles says: Mar 21, 2017 1:42 PM

    Kinda makes you wonder how often stuff like this happens, only it’s team staff or teammates that get blamed.

  65. bspurloc says: Mar 21, 2017 1:45 PM

    .
    if he wasnt Mexican The Donald would claim this is the free market deciding and give him back the jerseys and helmet and well let The Donald cherry pick an item for himself or 2

  66. nhpats says: Mar 21, 2017 1:53 PM

    justbegbaby says:
    Mar 21, 2017 1:24 PM
    The Wall is not the answer. It will lead to higher ladders and deeper tunnels. Heavy trade sanctions might work. Mex needs us more than we need them.

    ——————

    Good point. They need to sink it 50′ below the surface and electrify it. Trump can do that.

  67. solo681 says: Mar 21, 2017 2:00 PM

    Mexico, China, Asia stealing from the USA – That is why WE the PEOPLE voted for Trump.

    Make AMERICA Great Again requires Americans to stop believing the lies from the libtards & the corrupt news media.

    What Goodel did to Brady with Frame-Gate should of been a WAKE UP call for every true American.

    WAKE UP PEOPLE

  68. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 21, 2017 2:16 PM

    “Mexico, China, Asia stealing from the USA – That is why WE the PEOPLE voted for Trump.”

    So now we have American thieves stealing from us. Trump and collection of thieves, pirates and polluters he’s gathered to run the country are going to leave it an empty husk.

    And no, I didn’t vote for Hillary either. I’m 58 years old and they were the 2 absolute worst candidates for president I’ve seen in my lifetime. Both were awful choices.

  69. scotthochsdramaticweightgain1 says: Mar 21, 2017 2:17 PM

    Figures it was a media member thief. That profession has sunk below Peep Show Booth Cleaner in terms of respect and admiration.

  70. bd233 says: Mar 21, 2017 2:32 PM

    Limit media access in the locker room.

  71. puntonfirstdown says: Mar 21, 2017 2:43 PM

    Can you post the link to the NFL Security Job Openings site?

  72. Hitdog18 says: Mar 21, 2017 2:45 PM

    What Goodell did to Brady, Trump is now doing to us.

  73. A happy green parrot says: Mar 21, 2017 2:52 PM

    cortezgraphics says:
    Mar 21, 2017 1:21 PM
    Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay. I doubt anyone would pay $500,000 for that jersey.

    ————–

    I know its hard to picture but there are people for whom thats not a tough amount and they would be lining up to buy it at that price. Ownership gives bragging rights, and never underestimate what people will do for ego.

  74. A happy green parrot says: Mar 21, 2017 3:04 PM

    bd233 says:
    Mar 21, 2017 2:32 PM
    Limit media access in the locker room.

    —————————

    This.

    I say restrict all media from the locker room. Have a nearby press room and require the players go there after changing. But the locker room where guys are changing clothes and showering should be off limits. The League was catering to the press when they made it a rule coaches had to let them in. The press was pushing for it saying the league needed to do that if they wanted the exposure. But I would bet the league would not lose a lick of exposure if the reporters all had to do their interviews in a press area. Just treat them all equally, dont have you favorite pet reporter that still gets into the locker room. The rule should be team personnel only.

    If you look at the video of the guy going in and out it was easy, there was a river of people pouring through that door and the room was crammed and chaotic. It was a ridiculous scene for an area where grown men are changing.

  75. jonwill57 says: Mar 21, 2017 3:12 PM

    American Society deserves as much of an apology as Mexico deserves from American vacationers who cross the border into Mexico and act like A-holes! Give the jersey back and move onto more pressing matters.

  76. bbk1000 says: Mar 21, 2017 4:10 PM

    People with hyphenated names, middle names, multiple given names…whatever…they are bad people.

    Anybody that uses more than one first name and one last name….again, bad people…

    This should have been easy…

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