Mexico City, D.F. — A stolen Super Bowl jersey that belonged to Tom Brady has been found in Mexico City.
The missing jersey was one of several items recovered after an investigation led by the FBI. While the items are currently being authenticated by authorities, a jersey from the 2017 Super Bowl along with a game-worn jersey from Super Bowl XLIX were found in the possession of an international media member.
The man allegedly involved in the case is Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former director of La Presna, a newspaper based out of Mexico City. The Mexican Editorial Organization has identified Ortega, saying he resigned from his position March 14 citing family health issues. The company however, says it had no previous knowledge of his alleged involvement in the case.
A source told ESPN that video footage showed Ortega going into the locker room, allegedly reaching into Brady’s bag and taking the jersey, which has been valued at $500,000 USD.
Also recovered was a Denver Broncos helmet that was believed to belong to Von Miller from Super Bowl 50. To date, no charges have been laid.