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Missing Super Bowl Jersey of Patriots QB Tom Brady Recovered in Mexico

It’s been an ongoing and flat out bizarre case since the moment the Patriots wrapped up one of the biggest (okay it was the biggest) win in the Super Bowl, that being what happened to the jersey belonging to quarterback Tom Brady.

The case for the missing jersey spread far and wide, and now the FBI and NFL security believe they have found the stolen jersey.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports broke the story that the jersey, along with. a jersey missing from Super Bowl XLIX, were found in Mexico, and that they were being authenticated by authorities

The jersey was valued at $500,000, which makes this potential crime a first-degree felony.

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.

“I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered, and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved. I know they worked hard on this case — and it is very much appreciated.

“Hopefully when I get the jerseys back I can make something very positive come from this experience,” Brady said in a statement released via his agent, Don Yee.

Jimmy Garoppolo Gets Compared to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers by Julian Edelman

In an offseason where a potential trade of New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a notable storyline, veteran receiver Julian Edelman paid him a high compliment by comparing his approach to that of two Packers greats, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports.

“The guy is a stud. He went out and played in the regular season and played very well. He has that kind of gunslinger-like confidence, that Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers kind of confidence,” Edelman said Tuesday night on NFL Network.

Garoppolo, whom the Patriots selected in the second round of the 2014 draft out of Eastern Illinois, is entering the final year of his contract.

What Till You See the Epic Shirt Patriots DC Matt Patricia Wore When He Got Off the Plane in Boston

Matt Patricia, Patriots defensive coordinator, celebrated the teams’ Super Bowl win in a Super way on Monday upon the teams’ return back to Boston.

Check out the shirt that Patricia is wearing as he gets off the plane – that being a shirt of NFL Commish Roger Goodell looking like – yes- a clown.

One has to wonder where Patricia would even get a shirt like that, and of course his actions in wearing it are not going to sit very well with those in New York.

Nevertheless, it’s an epic shirt, and another indication that no matter what Goodell says, Patriots fans, coaches and players are all still very much in no way fans of the guy who runs the NFL.

What Did Roger Goodell Say to Tom Brady After the Patriots Won Super Bowl LI?

Everyone waited with bated breath to see what Tom Brady and the Patriots ownership and coaching staff would say to Roger Goodell after New England won Super Bowl LI, 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

It was actually Goodell, who led the charge in suspending Brady for four games over Deflategate, that reached out to Brady immediately after the game as the quarterback was soaking in the postgame revelry, Will Brinson of CBS Sports reports.

And it appears, as noted by The Big Lead, that Goodell told Brady, “That was awesome.”

Many will question whether Goodell was happy about the Patriots winning Super Bowl LI — certainly New England fans weren’t happy with Goodell, because they absolutely blasted him with boos following the Patriots victory as Brady, Bob Kraft and Bill Belichick were accepting the Lombardi Trophy.

Brady led the Patriots on the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history and won the MVP for the game in a pretty easy choice.

It would’ve been easy for him to blast Goodell publicly, but he absolutely took the high road when interacting with the commissioner.

Patriots TE Martellus Bennett Says ‘Nope’ in Going to the White House After Winning Super Bowl

Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett says he is not worried about upsetting team owner Robert Kraft by not attending New England’s trip to the White House as Super Bowl champions the Associated Press reports.

Bennett said after the Patriots’ 34-28 win over the Falcons on Sunday night that he’s “not going to go” to the traditional meet-and-greet with the president. It will be the first visit of a Super Bowl champion to Washington since Donald Trump was sworn into office.

Trump’s positions have alienated some athletes, which has raised questions about whether some might choose to skip the trip while the new president is in office.

But Bennett said he isn’t concerned about it and thinks the team believes “in whatever I want to do.”

What Happened to Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Jersey?!

Despite becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to win five Super Bowls after directing the largest comeback in the illustrious championship’s history, Tom Brady still had at least one problem on Sunday night, Hayden Bird of the Boston Globe reports.

In the celebratory postgame locker room, Brady realized that he was unable to find his game jersey, which he had taken off after the Patriots’ clinched the team’s fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy.

“It was right here,” Brady reportedly said in the locker room as he called security to help look for the missing jersey. “I know exactly where I put it.”

Brady can also be heard telling Patriots owner Robert Kraft that he believed his jersey was stolen. Kraft simply quipped, “Well, we better look online.”

Heritage Sportsbook Super Bowl LI Betting Recap

The 2016 NFL season has come to an end with the team that was favored to win it all back in the summer, the New England Patriots, staging the biggest rally in Super Bowl history to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime at Houston’s NRG Stadium in the 51st Super Bowl. And, yes, the Patriots already are favored at Heritage sportsbook to win the Lombardi Trophy again at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018. Here’s a look at how bettors fared on some props at Heritage for the Patriots-Falcons classic.

The Patriots closed as 3-point favorites with a total of 57.5 — that latter number had gotten as high as 59 before late action on the under pushed it down before kickoff, but was still the highest total in Super Bowl history. Bettors largely won on the spread and the total with both New England and the over taking heavy leans. All the Falcons had to do was stop one of New England’s two fourth-quarter 2-point conversions – among other things — and they win the first Super Bowl in franchise history — and that game stays under the total. At the point when the Falcons were up 28-3, the odds of the Patriots winning straight up was +1200.

It was the first overtime in Super Bowl history – the game was assured of going over the total at that point with it tied 28-all. The second half, which included overtime for betting purposes, also went over the total of 30.5 points on the Patriots’ 2-point conversion that tied the game at 28-28.

The Falcons never got the ball as New England won the coin toss and took the ball. Under the fairly new NFL overtime rules, if the team that possesses the ball first on OT scores a touchdown, it’s over. Had the Patriots settled for a field goal, the Falcons would have gotten possession and perhaps the game would have ended as a push on the spread. Every year, some bettors take the long-shot odds on the Super Bowl going to OT and every year the sportsbooks like Heritage laugh all the way to the bank. Not this time as that prop closed at +900 to reach overtime.

That the Patriots didn’t need to attempt the extra point in the overtime was very important. The probably would have just fallen on the ball if forced to attempt it, but the favored exact result for the winning margin was Patriots from 1-6 points at +300. With their cover, the Patriots tied the 1989 San Francisco 49ers for the best ATS season of all time at 16-3. The Falcons had a whopping 16 of their 19 games go over the total.

Bettors also fared well on whether there would be a special teams or defensive touchdown, with yes at +175 and no at -200. Atlanta defensive back Robert Alford made it a 21-0 game in the second quarter by returning a Tom Brady interception 82 yards for a touchdown. Alford paid out at +500 by having an interception in the game. The over/under for longest TD in the game was 49.5 yards and Alford’s pick cashed the over there.

Brady Says RB James White Deserves MVP for Super Bowl Outing

Two years ago, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gave the truck he received as Super Bowl XLIX Most Valuable Player to cornerback Malcolm Butler for his game-saving interception. This year, he has plans to do something similar, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports.

“I think James White deserves it,” Brady said Monday morning at the traditional Super Bowl MVP news conference.

White, a third-year running back from Wisconsin, set Super Bowl records with 14 receptions and 20 points scored in Sunday’s dramatic 34-28 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons. He rushed for the Patriots’ final two touchdowns, had a 2-point conversion, and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass as well. The three touchdowns tied a Super Bowl record.

Brady, weary-eyed from just a few hours of sleep, compared White to his 9-year-old son, Jack.

“He just does everything right and you can never get mad at him,” he joked. “Even when he doesn’t make the play, he feels worse about it than you do. He’s just the best teammate, an incredible player, and has been that way since he really assumed that big role when Dion [Lewis] got hurt [in November of 2015]. I’m so proud of everything he’s accomplished. I’ve seen him grow up as a rookie, to working his tail off and becoming a big factor in all these games.”