“The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media,” the league said in a statement.
In addition to the Super Bowl LI uniform, the investigation also led to the recovery of Brady’s missing Super Bowl XLIX jersey, which he wore against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.
The uniforms were recovered in Mexico with the assistance of Mexican authorities, Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo said.
A report by Houston Police assigned a value of $500,000 to the jersey, ESPN reported.
At the time that the uniform went missing, Patriots owner Robert Kraft told his star quarterback that he “better look online.”
Here is a picture of Tom Brady looking for the jersey in a bag.
Brian McCarthy, Vice President of Communications for the NFL, shared the league’s statement on Twitter: