Roger Goodell discussed Tom Brady’s jersey being returned to the Patriots. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)
On Thursday, Tom Brady’s stolen jerseys from Super Bowl XLIX and LI were returned to the Patriots by the FBI after they were discovered in Mexico.
The jerseys were stolen by Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former newspaper executive, as he took the jerseys following both Super Bowls from the Patriots’ locker room.
After an in-depth investigation involving a number of law enforcement agencies, the jerseys were found early this week.
Appearing on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike on Thursday, commissioner Roger Goodell offered his thoughts on the case.
“We did support the federal officials of the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Patriots security team and our security team. They all worked together and worked through what I thought was a very extensive investigation,” said Goodell. “As it turns out it was in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media, so it actually went outside the country here.
“It’s still an ongoing investigation, so I can’t add an awful lot to it or a lot of specifics to it, but we’re happy we were able to retrieve the jerseys, get it back to Tom [Brady] and I think that’s a good outcome here.”
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