The Mexican Attorney General released photographs of Tom Brady’s two stolen Super Bowl jerseys on Tuesday while ESPN and Fox Sports each offered more information on how law enforcement agencies zeroed in on a former newspaper executive as the chief suspect.
Brady’s Super Bowl 51 jersey was taken from the Patriots locker room after investigators say Mauricio Ortega, a well-known figure in Mexico, slipped in and quietly removed the jersey from Brady’s personal bag about 30 minutes after the game.
Footage of the theft exists but hasn’t been released, according to the ESPN report, which did offer insight into what happened on the night of February 5 and the methods that were used to link Ortega to the thefts in the weeks following the Super Bowl in Houston.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer also offered additional images and video of Ortega entering the locker room, walking around and then quickly leaving when reporters were first allowed to enter.
EXCLUSIVE: Minute-by-minute look at how the alleged culprit in Tom Brady’s jersey theft spent his night at the Super Bowl
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Houston’s police chief, Art Acevedo, called for tighter security inside NFL dressing rooms on Monday after revealing that Ortega managed to slip into the locker room with the team despite having only a media credential.
Glazer reported that the Super Bowl 50 helmet worn by game MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, which had also been missing, was found in Ortega’s possession and was being authenticated in Denver.
Ortega has yet to be charged in connection with the case, but that is expected to occur in the coming days.