Nearly two months after New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's jersey went missing after the Houston Super Bowl, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo reports that it has been traced to Mexico.
Acevedo tweeted Monday morning that the Houston Police Department's Major Offenders Division traced the jersey to Mexico and recovered it with the help of the FBI and Mexican authorities:
Proud @houstonpolice Major Offenders Divison traced Brady Jersey to Mexico & it has been recovered with help of FBI & Mexican authorities.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) March 20, 2017
In the aftermath of the Patriot's victory of the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Brady looked flustered as he searched his locker area at NRG Stadium for his game-worn jersey.
“It was right here. I know exactly where I put it,” Brady said as he called the security staff and team equipment managers to assist in the search.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick then asked the Texas Rangers to assist in locating the lost jersey.
When Acevedo announced the jersey was found Monday morning, Patrick took to Facebook to state that he "always suspected someone in the media grabbed it because no one connected with the team would take it and the media was the only other group who had access to the locker room and would be carrying something to stuff it in."
Patrick wrapped up his Facebook post with a warning to "the international media": "Don't Mess with Texas."