Two Tom Brady jerseys swiped from the New England Patriots locker room following past Super Bowl victories have been recovered, the NFL announced Monday morning.
The FBI, league security and other authorities had initially been investigating the theft of Brady's jersey from this year's Super Bowl, in which the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons. Through their efforts, another one of Brady's stolen jerseys from an additional Super Bowl victory was located.
Both items were allegedly in the possession of an international media member, the NFL said in a statement.
"Through the cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots' security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered," the NFL said in its statement. "Also retrieved during the ongoing investigation was the jersey Brady wore in the Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015."
According to ESPN, the jerseys were found in Mexico and easily valued in the six-figure range.
"Due to the ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI," according to the NFL.
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- Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 20, 2017