Did the Baltimore Ravens actually lose the Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night?
According to multiple reports, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh picked up the trophy to open his Monday morning press conference and joked, "We hadn’t seen this since last night. We thought we’d lost it."
But ABC2.com in Baltimore reports that Harbaugh wasn’t really joking.
As the Ravens and their entourage headed to team owner Steve Bisciotti’s party on Sunday night, the trophy "didn’t make it to the party," Kevin Byrne, the team’s vice president of communications, told The Washington Post in an email.
The Post reports that it wasn’t that someone had lost it, but that someone had lost track of it. When Monday morning came around, there was some uncertainty over which security person had it, according to the newspaper.
The trophy reportedly was safely on the team’s charter back to Baltimore and being used as a prop in photos by Monday afternoon.