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.”

76 responses to “Mexican media company apologizes for theft of Tom Brady jersey

  1. “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.

  2. 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?

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

  4. 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.

  5. “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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    How about apologizing to Tom Brady, the NFL and the United States???????

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

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

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

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

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

  12. “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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!!!!

  15. sandersmarcus10 says:
    Mar 21, 2017 7:05 AM
    A FREAKIN JERSEY, WHO THE HELL CARES!!!
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    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?”

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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    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.

  18. 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.

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

    refreshing to see an apology instead of denials & deflection

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    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. “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

  26. 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?

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

  27. 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.

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    Why would the Mexican newspaper apologize for those things?

  28. 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.

  29. 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 !

  30. 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.

  31. 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….

  32. .
    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

  33. 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.

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

  34. 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

  35. “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.

  36. 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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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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