Want to see how Tom Brady’s jersey got stolen -- and by whom -- after Super Bowl LI? Some impressive film work from FOX Sports provides just that.
In video that was shared on The Herd, Jay Glazer presented shot-by-shot footage of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos of Mexican newspaper La Prensa illegally entering the Patriots’ locker room with the team after the Super Bowl and exiting the room with Brady’s jersey in hand.
The culprit resigned from the paper on March 14 due to personal reasons, with newspaper company OEM saying it had no knowledge of his involvement in the jersey’s disappearance.
“We are surprised and disappointed to receive today the allegations of the behavior of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos on February 5 inside the NRG stadium in Houston, where Super Bowl LI was played,” read OEM’s statement, which was translated was translated by Pro Football Talk. “La Prensa, if the accusation is true, fully condemns the behavior of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos, who took advantage of his position and used La Prensa to access the field, press conferences and other areas of NRG Stadium.”
Watch video of the jersey theft here.
Tom Curran and Jerod Mayo talk about Tom Brady's jersey being found and what that means about the Super Bowl 51 security.
Tom Brady is happy that law-enforcement authorities have recovered his stolen Super Bowl jerseys, and hopes to "make something very positive come from this experience."
The mystery of the missing jersey -- which grew to the mystery of the missing TWO jerseys when it was discovered the Super Bowl 49 jersey that Brady wore against the Seahawks had also been stolen, in addition to the well-known theft of his Super Bowl 51 shirt -- was solved Monday when law-enforcement authorities recovered the items in a foreign country,
Brady released a statement through his agent on Monday thanking those who worked to get the jersey back.
“I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered, and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved,” Brady said in a statement released through his agent. “I know they worked hard on this case — and it is very much appreciated. Hopefully when I get the jerseys back I can make something very positive come from this experience.”
What that positive experience will be is unknown, but -- given the jerseys could be worth as much as $500,000 each on the sports-memorabilia market -- they could bring in a lot of money for charity in a raffle or contest of some sort.