The FBI has returned the stolen jerseys of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady to Foxboro and have issued a statement on the subject at hand.
#FBI visits NFL's Gillette Stadium to return recovered Super Bowl jerseys worn by @Patriots MVP Tom Brady https://t.co/BBAA8T3pSg pic.twitter.com/3XZBm77cau— FBI Boston (@FBIBoston) March 23, 2017
“Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Boston is pleased to return the jerseys worn by New England Patriots MVP Tom Brady during Super Bowl 49 and Super Bowl 51 to the New England Patriots and National Football League,” the FBI announced in a statement. “We know how much this means to the Patriots and football fans everywhere, and we are honored to be able to bring these jerseys back to Foxboro.
“This was truly a cooperative effort, and 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. 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.
“As this matter remains ongoing, no further comment will be provided.”
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement of his own, thanking the FBI and the Mexican government for their work in finding the stolen jerseys.
“We want to thank the FBI, the Mexican authorities and the many different local agencies that were involved in the investigation and ultimate recovery of Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey,” Kraft announced via a statement. “Working along with the Patriots and NFL security, those agencies collectively coordinated an investigation that also led to the recovery of Tom’s missing Super Bowl XLIX jersey. It was great to have both jerseys returned to Gillette Stadium today. I don’t know that any agency could have accomplished this independently, but collectively multiple agencies – both in the U.S. and in Mexico – worked together to achieve the goal of retrieving the stolen property. It is another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when everyone works together. We appreciate the effort of everyone involved and look forward to returning these jerseys to Tom when he gets back to New England.”
The jerseys represent the latest pieces of franchise history and will be given to Tom Brady to, I don’t know, hang on the wall in his basement or something.