AUSTIN (FOX 26) - Lieuteant Governor Dan Patrick has requested that the Texas Rangers assist the Houston Police Department in the search for Super Bowl LI champion quarterback Tom Brady's jersey, which was stolen from the New England Patriots' locker room at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday night.
Brady wore the jersey during the Patriots comeback victory in the Super Bowl.
Lt. Gov. Patrick released the following statement on Monday:
In Texas we place a very high value on hospitality and football. Tom Brady's jersey has great historical value and is already being called 'the most valuable NFL collectable ever.' It will likely go into the Hall of Fame one day. It is important that history does not record that it was stolen in Texas. I've called Colonel Steve McCraw to ask that the Texas Rangers work with the Houston Police Department on this case.
I'm a Texans and Cowboys fan first, but the unquestionable success of the Super Bowl in Houston last night was a big win for our entire state and I don't want anything to mar that victory. Whoever took this jersey should turn it in. The Texas Rangers are on the trail.