The saga of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey—what some have predictably dubbed Jerseygate—keepers getting stranger.
Wednesday, the world found out the Houston police department has investigators working the case. A missing NFL jersey is serious business, apparently.
Thursday, though, sources who spoke with TMZ suggested what many already think—the jersey saga is nothing more than an accident:
TMZ Sports spoke with law enforcement sources involved in the search who tell us they are “hopeful” the jersey was put on a team equipment truck destined for Boston.
We’re told the truck was never thoroughly searched before it left NRG Stadium in Houston — and contains all sorts of team and player equipment.
It’s easy to think someone swiped Brady’s jersey for personal gain. The item would go for quite a bit of money. It’s not just a Super Bowl jersey worn by Brady, it is a Super Bowl jersey worn by Brady while he orchestrated the best comeback of all time in the first-ever Super Bowl overtime.
Alas, as linked reports have noted, reporters hadn’t even entered the locker room yet when the jersey went missing. That narrows the suspect list down quite a bit and officers have camera footage to analyze.
If the jersey was stolen and not simply lost, it’s bound to turn up eventually.