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Mexican Newspaper Executive Identified as Suspect Behind Theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Jersey

The search is over for Tom Brady‘s missing Super Bowl jersey, and it would seem that it was stolen by the former director of a newspaper in Mexico.

Shortly after the quarterback’s game jersey was found, the NFL put out a statement about how it was taken by a foreign media figure who used their press credentials to get inside the New England Patriots’ locker room. The suspect has now been identified as Mauricio Ortega, who was the director of La Prensa before resigning from the organization about a week ago.

USA Today translated a lengthy public statement La Presna released in response to the allegations against Ortega. The statement claimed that Ortega told them he was resigning for personal reasons, that they were not aware of his actions, and that they regret how Ortega took advantage of his media credentials.

“If these allegations are true, La Prensa strongly rejects the behavior of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos,” the statement says. “Editora La Prensa, S.A. de C.V. offers a public apology to our readers and the Mexican people for these regrettable acts.”

During an appearance on FS1’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Fox Sport’s Jay Glazer cited video footage that purportedly shows Ortega’s theft of Brady’s jersey.

Brady offered a statement through his agent about the jersey’s recovery, where he expressed thanks to law enforcement.

Watch above, via Fox Sports.

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