As part of the ongoing investigation into the whereabouts of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl 51 jersey, KHOU 11 News has been asked to help.
Detectives want to see if our video has any clues as to what happened. KHOU 11 Sports was the only local sports station crew in the Patriots locker room immediately after the game.
Houston police are particularly interested in the portions of the video showing the locker room entrances right after New England won Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium.
“I put it in my bag, and I came out, and it wasn’t there anymore,” Brady said the day after.
Myself and photographer Mike Orta went to the locker room as soon as the game ended in search of the Houston-area players on the Patriots.
We were the first ones in line, and while standing outside, we saw multiple players, coaches and owners walk past the locker room, but no one ever went in. After a short time, Patriots players, including Tom Brady walked into the locker room after conducting post-game interviews.
Now, there is one caveat: There were two doors to which you can access the Patriots locker room. We were standing near the one that led out to the main service tunnel of NRG Stadium.
Several minutes later, the doors to the locker room opened, and the first thing our cameras saw was Brady hugging one of his teammates. Soon after, we started interviewing former UH Cougars linebacker Elandon Roberts and several other players that had local ties.
Throughout the time in the locker room, we saw Brady engage with his teammates, but with us being so preoccupied with our interviews, we didn’t keep our eyes on Brady the entire time.
We wrapped up interviews and left only to later find out that the jersey was missing.
“It’s amazing,” Orta said. “Who would have thought that while this was going on during the celebration there was this theft of a jersey?"
The mystery doesn’t seem to ending any time soon.
“If it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know and we’ll try to track that down,” Brady said.