21 March, 2017
Investigation began immediately following Super Bowl 51, as Brady could not locate his jersey - which Police valued at $500,000 - after placing it inside his bag.
"The Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered", the NFL's statement said. "Shortly after winning the game, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady noticed his game jersey missing from his locker in the Patriots designated locker room", according to the police report detailing the February 5 incident at NRG Stadium.
The jersey New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wore in yet another fortunate Super Bowl victory this year - the one that was stolen by persons unknown from the locker room - has now been recovered.
Brady noticed his jersey was missing shortly after the game. 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". With the locker room still closed to members of the media, Brady posed for photos and mingled with teammates. If it ends up on eBay, let me know.More news: After first-ever NCAA tournament win, Northwestern is playing with house money
After Super Bowl LI, Brady complained nearly immediately as soon as he noticed that his jersey had gone missing, which set off a police search that America hasn't seen Richard Kimble was hunting down the one-armed man in "The Fugitive".
Houston police say the National Football League is exclusively responsible for security in the locker room at the Super Bowl and hopes the organization takes a look at their protocol for the future. Those are pretty special ones to keep.
"We're highly confident that these are in fact the jerseys based on investigative efforts and based on all the information that these fine men and women of our police department uncovered", Acevedo said.
While a Houston police officer was stationed outside the locker room, access to the location was controlled by New England Patriots team security, Buenik said.