The NFL issued the following statement regarding the investigation, saying Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey was also found. They were both found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media.
The jersey was valued at $500,000, which makes this potential crime a first-degree felony, assuming it was indeed stolen.
At the time, Brady said he placed his jersey in a bag in the locker room. When he returned, it was no longer there, and thus the search began.
Because the game was in Houston, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick enlisted the Texas Rangers to help find it. They were unable to do so, but the FBI apparently was. Glazer added that the jersey was found on “foreign soil,” which is why the FBI was involved.