Back when it was first reported that Tom Brady’s game-worn Super Bowl LI jersey had been stolen, someone said an equipment manager took it, but Brady later said he still didn’t know where it was.
My guess back then was that Brady, who is not exactly one for knowing what’s happening outside his special world, probably hadn’t even heard about the equipment manager.
Turns out, that despite the Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick calling in the Texas Rangers, it still has not been found.
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Now, however, my original guess may in fact turn out to be right, if the latest news on Jerseygate via TMZ ends up being the answer…
New info has come to light in the hunt for the Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey … and could all come down to the search of an 18-wheeler that was packed up right after the game.
TMZ Sports spoke with law enforcement sources involved in the search who tell us they are “hopeful” the jersey was put on a team equipment truck destined for Boston.
We’re told the truck was never thoroughly searched before it left NRG Stadium in Houston — and contains all sorts of team and player equipment.
Our sources tell us the truck is scheduled to be unpacked in Boston on Thursday and cops are crossing their fingers the #12 jersey turns up!
Go figure, huh?
Before you get too excited though, here’s another conspiracy theory being thrown around, via Terez Owens…
Here’s what our source tells us, “Tom Brady said SCREW the NFL… y’all not putting this one in Canton, so he concocted the whole stolen jersey scenario. If you take a look at the moment he said something about the misplaced jersey, it feels very staged, and this was intentional. He knew the cameras were rolling, and he timed it perfectly” said our source.
Considering how much Brady has enjoyed sticking it Roger Goodell (he even did in the victory parade with a “Roger That” t-shirt with the fifth Super Bowl ring strategically placed on a middle finger), I wouldn’t put it past him.
This is the guy, after all, that “broke” the cell phone that the NFL wanted to see with regard to Deflategate.
My guess? And this is out there, but bear with me. Brady did, in fact, think his jersey was taken. Then he found out the equipment manager had it and decided, you know what, let’s stick with the stolen story so I can just hang on to the jersey myself.
That too, might also be on the truck.