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The Journal Gazette

Monday, March 20, 2017 10:00 pm

Missing Brady Super Bowl jerseys found in Mexico

Associated Press

BOSTON – Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl LI jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots’ locker room – but the mystery isn’t over.

The NFL said the jersey was found in "possession of a credentialed member of the international media," and authorities were investigating Monday whether a former Mexican tabloid newspaper executive played a role in the theft.

It wasn’t the only piece of memorabilia recovered: Authorities found a Brady jersey that had gone missing after the Patriots’ 2015 Super Bowl win over Seattle. A helmet belonging to a Denver Broncos player was also discovered, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

Houston police investigators relied on a tip from an informant to trace the jersey, estimated to be worth about $500,000, to Mexico.

U.S. and Mexican officials have not identified the suspect, but the name of a former newspaper director circulated widely in Mexican news media and on social networks. No arrests had been made. The AP is not identifying the director because he has not been charged.

Colts sign Spence

Indianapolis signed inside linebacker Sean Spence. He was Pittsburgh’s third-round pick in 2012. After four seasons with the Steelers, he played with Tennessee last season and had 77 tackles and three sacks.

Extra points

Pittsburgh signed former Kansas City back Knile Davis. ...  Detroit signed free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill. ... Cincinnati signed linebacker Kevin Minter. ... The New York Giants signed former Jets quarterback Geno Smith. ... Chicago re-signed safety Chris Prosinski.