BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady picked up his Super Bowl LI MVP trophy on Monday.
It would have looked great next to his game jersey from Sunday night in his trophy room (Brady must have a trophy room, if not an entire wing of his house, right?). But unfortunately, that jersey is still missing.
We learned in the minutes following New England’s stunning comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons that Brady’s jersey had gone amiss. Brady put his jersey in his bag in the locker room shortly after changing into a Super Bowl Champs t-shirt, only to find the jersey was gone when he returned from celebrating on the field.
Now he’s asking for your help to track it down.
“I put it in my bag, I came out and it wasn’t there anymore. That’s unfortunate because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia,” Brady told reporters at his MVP press conference on Monday. “If it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know.”
A criminal investigation was launched on Monday. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked the Texas Rangers to assist the Houston Police Department in finding the missing jersey.
“In Texas we place a very high value on hospitality and football,” Patrick said in a statement. “Tom Brady’s jersey has great historical value and is already being called ‘the most valuable NFL collectible ever.’”
Patrick says he is a Texans and Cowboys fan, but does not want the theft to mar the success of the Super Bowl in Houston.
“Whoever took this jersey should turn it in,” Patrick said. “The Texas Rangers are on the trail.”
98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich joked on Monday that Julian Edelman stole it. Perhaps Brady can put Roger Goodell on the case, since we know the commish loves a good investigation and Ted Wells is probably eager to cash some NFL checks again.