MVP to finding Brady’s jerseys? Houston mayor says Houston PD

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The FBI Boston Division called it “truly a collaborative effort.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said it was “another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when everyone works together.”

The Houston mayor is saying, well, something else.

Sylvester Turner expressed pride in his local police force Friday for the department’s role in two stolen Tom Brady Super Bowl jerseys being recovered this week in Mexico. And he took it a step further, saying that Houston police was the real MVP to an international joint operation.

“I’m very proud of the Houston Police Department,” Turner said via Fox 26 Houston Sports Director Mark Berman. “And to be honest with you, it was the Houston Police Department that did the legwork, that found that jersey. A lot of other people are taking credit for it, but the reality is it was the Houston Police Department, the law enforcement community right here, that … found the jerseys and made that happen.”

It is unclear where, along the way, Turner felt his local authorities were slighted.

In his Thursday statement, Kraft mentioned “many different local agencies” being involved in the process along with skepticism that any one of the involved agencies could’ve accomplished the feat alone. The Houston Police Department was included by name when the FBI Boston Division released a statement earlier this week.

“We want to thank our FBI field offices in Chicago, Phoenix, and Houston; the United States Attorney’s Offices in the District of Connecticut, the Southern District of Texas, and the District of Arizona; and our FBI Mexico City Legal Attaché,” the statement read. “We would also like to thank our law enforcement partners in Mexico, in particular, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office, for their invaluable assistance in resolving this matter. Assistance was also provided by the security teams from the NFL and the New England Patriots, the Massachusetts State Police, and Houston Police Department.”

Apparently, the best was saved for last.

45 responses to “MVP to finding Brady’s jerseys? Houston mayor says Houston PD

  1. Shout out to the Houston PD! What I don’t like is the agreement not to press charges; is this Ortega fella going down in the history books as one of the biggest thieves in sports history with the footnote being that he never faced jail time? AY CARAMBA!

  2. FBI found Brady’s jersey rather quickly once called.

    Still can’t find any proof that Russians colluded with Trump during the election.

    Well done liberals.

  3. Well, the release put Houston PD under ‘Assistance was provided from…” The Mayor seems to be saying HPD was the lead.

    If what the mayor said was accurate, Houston Police sounds more like an afterthought. I would like to hear what they did exactly if they were a much greater part.

  4. I would be upset if I were the Houston PD as well. They weren’t thanked with just “assisted provided by”. In other words, they are being lumped in with NFL Security and NFL security is the one that allowed this security breach.

  5. It strikes me as odd that the NFL would allow a journalist to wander around a team locker room for 15 minutes stuffing things into a black plastic bag, especially when it has apparently happened before.

  6. hillarystandswhenshepees says:
    Mar 24, 2017 4:03 PM
    FBI found Brady’s jersey rather quickly once called.

    Still can’t find any proof that Russians colluded with Trump during the election.

    Well done liberals.

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    Clearly you haven’t read the news in the last couple days where the FBI has seized over 100 phones and has specifically mentioned evidence relating to Trump associates in contact with Russian people during the election to try and do something about Hillary.

    But that’s not the liberals. That’s the FBI. Headed by the same guy that made sure Hillary didn’t get elected with his statements days before the vote.

    I’m guessing you’ll somehow figure that he’s actually a liberal plant now, though. Because if there’s one thing people that religiously believe in Trump can do, it’s ignore facts and reality in order to keep their fantasies alive in their own little heads.

    Finally, I’m pretty sure you’re also the kind of guy that hates Kaep for bringing politics into your football, yet you immediately post something political in the same forums. Just a little more hypocrisy to go with your fantasy, hey?

  7. hillarystandswhenshepees says: Mar 24, 2017 4:03 PM

    FBI found Brady’s jersey rather quickly once called.

    Still can’t find any proof that Russians colluded with Trump during the election.

    Well done liberals.

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    None of this makes sense. What are you?

  8. iamapatsfan says:
    Mar 24, 2017 4:35 PM
    hillarystandswhenshepees says:
    Mar 24, 2017 4:03 PM
    FBI found Brady’s jersey rather quickly once called.

    Still can’t find any proof that Russians colluded with Trump during the election.

    Well done liberals.

    —–

    Clearly you haven’t read the news in the last couple days where the FBI has seized over 100 phones and has specifically mentioned evidence relating to Trump associates in contact with Russian people during the election to try and do something about Hillary.

    But that’s not the liberals. That’s the FBI. Headed by the same guy that made sure Hillary didn’t get elected with his statements days before the vote.

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    I find this all rather curious. What exactly did anyone do to hurt Hillary…..you mean the release of documents that gave people a better insight into who she really is? Nobody has claimed the content of anything that was released is false. So basically you are saying that The People knowing the truth hurt Hillary?

  9. Too bad NFL security is clueless. Stop being buddies with the media and do your job. Still like to know who the guy was with his hands in his pockets and smiling when he was looking directly at the guy with the jersey under his arm.

  10. I don’t understand why it took so long to solve the case. All they had to do was watch the security footage.

  11. Quintessential Texan behavior, big on noise making and self congratulatory chest puffing to assuage their fragile egos. If you could somehow take all the hot air out of Texas you’d be left with a place the size of Delaware, all due apologies to the fine folks in Corpus Christi.

  12. iamapatsfan says:
    Mar 24, 2017 4:35 PM

    Clearly you haven’t read the news in the last couple days where the FBI has seized over 100 phones and has specifically mentioned evidence relating to Trump associates in contact with Russian people during the election to try and do something about Hillary.

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    They should have just destroyed the phones and gotten off scot-free.

  13. It would make sense that the Houston PD were the ones who reviewed the video and ID’d the then suspect. Then the collaborative effort went into finding the thief.

  14. Really! Who cares.

    FBI field offices in Chicago, Phoenix, and Houston
    United States Attorney’s Offices in the District of Connecticut, the Southern District of Texas, and the District of Arizona
    FBI Mexico City Legal Attaché
    Law enforcement partners in Mexico, in particular, Mexican Attorney General’s Office
    Security teams from the NFL and the New England Patriots
    Massachusetts State Police
    Houston Police Department

    All this manpower and money for a dirty piece of clothing. What a country.

  15. Too bad there was no efforts of teamwork in any of the other investigations involving the NE Patriots.

  16. “Still can’t find any proof that Russians colluded with Trump during the election.

    Well done liberals.”

    I understand. You so desperately want to believe Trump is what you thought he would be for the country, and not the lying thief who has surrounded himself with thieves, pirates, polluters and corporate scum who intend to strip the country of every penny they can and leave it a polluted husk of what it was, that its very clear he is.

    And don’t think this has anything to do with defending the Dems. I didn’t vote for Hillary either. Both parties are utterly and totally corrupt, there is no difference between them.

    Open your eyes.

  17. Between someone in Mexico busted for millions of dollars worth of memorabilia and the 125,000,000 gallons! of raw sewage Mexico dumped into US waters throughout Feb, Trump could sue Mexico enough to build a useless wall… you know, if he knew what he was doing.

  18. Ask anyone in law enforcemen will tell you the FBI has a long history of coming in and taking credit for solving a case. I would not doubt Houston PD did all the legwork. FBI had to be used because the crime crossed state lines and involved another country. Either way great job by all the investigators involved. All that and someone please explain how a media member walks up to Brady’s locker (twice!) and grabs a jersey from a zipped gym bag with NOBODY noticing? How on earth did this happen?

  19. As a retired detective, who worked with and helped train certain people from a certain federal agency, the #1 ‘use’ of said agency is is their unlimited resources (overtime) and databases you’ve never even heard of.

    Federal OT does not count against your OT cap. (cap=amount of OT allowed per month, per cop). But you need some evidence of a federal crime to get them to pay for the investigation unless it’s already a joint unit.

    So the Houston PD got the video, at some point determined the crime crossed state lines (kind of an assumption, considering almost everyone involved was not from Texas, but you need concrete evidence a federal crime was committed). In this case, I guarantee the Feds were in it from day 1 based on assumption and high profile although technically they would be advisors (not in charge) and not footing the bill.

    Once it is proven the crime crossed state lines, the Feds pay up and pay big. Every cop loves federal OT even if you have to deal with their lack of street smarts.

    So yes, it was a joint op, but someone tell me at what point it was proven to be a federal crime? No way said agency is even supposed to do legwork outside of consulting.

    So kudos to the Houston PD for doing the legwork, using a certain agency for their resources at various points and as someone who has done a zillion joint ops, both the locals and the Feds usually stand together and no one stands up and pats themselves’ on the back. So it’s not smart business to annoy the Feds and they get annoyed easily.

    Federal money is gold, so usually you just keep quiet and try to appease them to keep the money train coming. Let them have whatever credit they want. Just keep it coming…

  20. PS

    “Still can’t find any proof that Russians colluded with Trump during the election.

    Well done liberals.”

    I understand. You so desperately want to believe Trump is what you thought he would be for the country, and not the lying thief who has surrounded himself with thieves, pirates, polluters and corporate scum who intend to strip the country of every penny they can and leave it a polluted husk of what it was, that its very clear he is.

    And don’t think this has anything to do with defending the Dems. I didn’t vote for Hillary either. Both parties are utterly and totally corrupt, there is no difference between them.

    Open your eyes.
    ———————————

    I couldn’t agree more. I wake up sick everyday knowing that the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are screwed. People. animals, the land and so on. For the life of me, I don’t understand how he got elected, unless this country is full of more racists and dumb people than I thought possible.

  21. One more thing

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    patsbrat says:
    Mar 24, 2017 5:43 PM
    It would make sense that the Houston PD were the ones who reviewed the video and ID’d the then suspect. Then the collaborative effort went into finding the thief.

    ————-

    That is exactly how it works. But since it was so high profile enter the consultants because you use their databases extensively, they can consult whether you want it or not.

  22. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Mar 24, 2017 6:02 PM

    This story is sooooo old….but please don’t stop it. I love watching Pat’s fans making fools of themselves with the whining and their paranoia.

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    And fans of 31 teams including the Patriots love watching your get constantly owned by Patriot supporters. You couldn’t even resist an off season story about a missing Patriots shirt. Now get back in the water little fishy.

  23. After reading some posts above, here are my thoughts:
    — Hats off to police everywhere. They do a thankless job and do it well, dealing with all kinds of dirt bags each and every day.
    — Hats off to American voters for kicking the liberals where it hurt. They’re still whining about losing the election, like the babies they are.
    — This Mexican should be facing jail time. Theft is theft and he’s a repeat offender. It’s ridiculous that he’s not being held accountable.
    — During the Cold War, I said the U.S. and the Soviet Union were making a mistake by going at each other the way they were. I thought they’d have been a lot better served by mutually agreeing to join forces and police the rest of the world. I wasn’t wrong. Maybe we wouldn’t have all these volatile situations around the world today had we done it then when we were the two super powers on earth.
    So if Trump and Putin can work together for the betterment of the world, I’m all for it. Because sooner or later, another world war is going to happen unless something is done to stop it.

  24. ——————————————————————
    And fans of 31 teams including the Patriots love watching your get constantly owned by Patriot supporters. You couldn’t even resist an off season story about a missing Patriots shirt. Now get back in the water little fishy.

    You have fact in your screen name yet you have none to support claim of 31 teams. But hey, facts are what Cheaters like to twist to prop up their lies….little fishy…bait….hook…flopping in the boat ….little fishy.

  25. Cheaters?? Then Please explain how come Pittsburgh’s footballs were under regulation at the Giants game, can’t have it both ways!

  26. After reading some posts above, here are my thoughts:
    — Hats off to police everywhere. They do a thankless job and do it well, dealing with all kinds of dirt bags each and every day.
    — Hats off to American voters for kicking the liberals where it hurt. They’re still whining about losing the election, like the babies they are.
    — This Mexican should be facing jail time. Theft is theft and he’s a repeat offender. It’s ridiculous that he’s not being held accountable.
    — During the Cold War, I said the U.S. and the Soviet Union were making a mistake by going at each other the way they were. I thought they’d have been a lot better served by mutually agreeing to join forces and police the rest of the world. I wasn’t wrong. Maybe we wouldn’t have all these volatile situations around the world today had we done it then when we were the two super powers on earth.
    So if Trump and Putin can work together for the betterment of the world, I’m all for it. Because sooner or later, another world war is going to happen unless something is done to stop it.

    My guess is you spent lots of time in books and non serving your country. Had you experienced combat and it’s results your wouldn’t have your simplistic insulated attitude. You are like Trump…a gutless draft dodger…

  27. plum54 says:
    Mar 24, 2017 7:52 PM

    Cheaters?? Then Please explain how come Pittsburgh’s footballs were under regulation at the Giants game, can’t have it both ways!
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    You are asking someone that’s still in the 6th grade to explain concepts that are taught in 7th grade science. Ask the question again in 3 years.

  28. TB12#BLITZFOR6 says:
    Mar 24, 2017 4:13 PM

    To bad Houston P D wasnt in charge of the Deflategate bs ..they would have saved 12 million dollars and solved it by now….
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    It was solved along time ago for about $200

    $19.99 – Digital pressure gauge
    $89.00 – 1.6 cu ft. dorm size refrigerator
    $99.00—Official NFL football

    A video can be found by searching online for: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  29. You think two super powers can work together to rule the world? That’s borderline colonialism and our ideologies are completely different. They legalized beating women.

    The Soviets fought in Afghanistan for 9 years. How did that work out? How did it work out for us? We trained Bin Laden there to fight the Soviets

    We went there and George Jr turned it into a joke as he went after the guy who dissed his daddy. Then they put all the prisoners in the same camp which was the footprint for ISIS.

    Geez.

    I hate the liberal use of the word liberal. You all use it as a catchphrase when you don’t get your way. I’m a retired cop and the furthest thing from a liberal but at the same time I’m smart enough to see that our country is screwed with this idiot in office.

  30. Houston PD? Pah! Anyone in the know will tell you it was Machete, called in by Michelle Rodriguez – she always keeps one eye on Texas Super Bowls…

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