Tom Brady has been reunited with his missing Super Bowl jerseys.
On Monday morning, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft had Brady over to his house and presented the veteran quarterback with the jerseys that were located last month in the possession of a Mexican publishing executive.
Kraft unzipped a blue bag holding both jerseys, including the one that caused an uproar immediately following Super Bowl LI in Houston last month, as photographers snapped photos and video.
The jerseys were located after an investigation that involved several law enforcement agencies including Houston Police, the Texas Rangers and the FBI.
The Mexican Editorial Organization (OEM) identified Martin Mauricio Ortega, who ran one of its newspapers before resigning, as the man seen entering New England’s post-game locker room around the time the jersey was taken. Security video showed him leaving a short time later, with a jersey tucked under his arm.
Kraft also pulled out Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey, which had also been stolen and found in Mexico at the same time.
They’re back! Robert Kraft presents Tom Brady with the jerseys he wore in Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI. pic.twitter.com/0AsuqS1j3Z
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 3, 2017
“It took an international trip,” Kraft says in the video.
There’s still no word on whether Ortega will face charges but it seems unlikely. Last month, the Associated Press quoted a Mexican government official as saying an agreement was reached for “an unspecified victim in the U.S. not to press charges in exchange for the jersey’s return.”
A couple of hours later, Brady and his teammates were honored for their NFL championship prior to the Red Sox home opener and his jersey was again “stolen.”
Gronk just stole Brady’s Super Bowl jersey. Brady tackled him in the outfield. pic.twitter.com/BidLPclhjf
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) April 3, 2017