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FBI returns stolen Super Bowl jerseys to New England Patriots

By The Sports Xchange
FBI returns stolen Super Bowl jerseys to New England Patriots
FBI Boston Division Special Agent in Charge Harold H. Shaw (left) and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Richard D. McKeon (right) return two stolen jerseys worn by New England Patriots MVP Tom Brady during Super Bowl 49 and Super Bowl 51 to Chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on March 23, 2017. Photo via FBI

The stolen Super Bowl jerseys belonging to quarterback Tom Brady were returned to the New England Patriots on Thursday, the FBI announced.

Jerseys worn by Brady in the 2015 and 2017 Super Bowls arrived at the team's headquarters at Gillette Stadium.

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The uniform top Brady wore in last month's Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons disappeared shortly after the game and it set off an investigation led that to both jerseys being recovered in Mexico.

Mexican authorities also found a 2016 Super Bowl helmet allegedly belonging to Denver Broncos linebacker Van Miller on the property of international media member Martin Mauricio Ortega.

Ortega hasn't been charged in the case.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the jerseys will be given to Brady when he returns to town.

"It was great to have both jerseys returned to Gillette Stadium today," Kraft said in a statement. "I don't know that any agency could have accomplished this independently, but collectively multiple agencies -- both in the U.S. and in Mexico -- worked together to achieve the goal of retrieving the stolen property.

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"It is another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when everyone works together. We appreciate the effort of everyone involved and look forward to returning these jerseys to Tom when he gets back to New England."

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