Tom Brady suspects his Super Bowl winning jersey was stolen
Just minutes after Tom Brady won his record fifth Super Bowl, he came back to his locker to pack up his most prized possession: his game-worn jersey.
To his surprise – and the equipment managers and security team around him – the jersey was gone.
Brady, who was named the Super Bowl MVP for the record fourth time in his career, frantically looked through several bags and told nearby players that his iconic No. 12 was missing.
Brady's team-mates began look for the jersey, but the longer he searched, the more Brady seemed to grow concerned it had been stolen.
“This is not good,” he said. “It was right here and now I don’t have it. Not good.”
Brady said he “absolutely, 100-per cent put it in my bag” in his locker, but it went missing.
“It was right here. I know exactly where I put it,” Brady said as he called the security staff and team equipment managers to assist in the search.
“YOU BETTER LOOK ONLINE”
Another look at the game-winner: https://t.co/PPqeBZX31f— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 6, 2017
He spent the next 15 minutes frantically trying to find the jersey to no avail.
Nobody had any answers, with Brady joking that it would be put on eBay.
“If anyone sees on eBay, a jersey for sale …” Brady joked.
When Patriots team owner approached him, Brady said, “Someone stole my game jersey.”
“You better look online,” Kraft replied.
Brady would depart the scene to hit the showers, with the jersey still missing.
While walking out of the stadium, Brady was asked by USA TODAY Sports if he had managed to locate the jersey during his extensive search.
"No," he replied. "It’s going to be on eBay soon, I guess."
Brady inspired the New England Patriots to a remarkable victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday.
Brady’s Patriots won 34-28, after the Super Bowl’s greatest ever comeback, trailing by 25 points in the third quarter but recovering to level at 28-28 and force the extra period - the first in Super Bowl history.
Brady led the recovery, finishing with a record 466 yards en route to being named the Super Bowl's MVP for the fourth time.
What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
Wherever Brady’s jersey is, after the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history and arguably the greatest ever, and it belongs in one of two places: Canton or Brady’s wall.