Mauricio Ortega, former Director a La Prensa, a Mexico City newspaper allegedly stole Tom Brady’s jersey at the end of Superbowl 51, and he quit his position a week ago, maybe he was “feeling steps on the roof” since the FBI had traced the Patriots quarterback stolen jersey all the way to his house, the information also mentions another Brady jersey, stolen from Superbowl 49.
Authorities used footage from Fox, which showed Ortega entering the locker room and, with his back to the camera, reaching into Brady’s bag and putting the jersey into a black plastic bag and leaving.
Authorities went over approximately 20,000 credentials, and eventually settled on Ortega as a person of interest, leading to Monday’s announcement. A source also told ESPN that authorities found stickers inside the helmet — one each for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps — which led them to believe it belonged to Miller.
“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. 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,” Brady said in a statement.