Tom Brady's Missing Super Bowl 51 Jersey Valued at $500,000 in Police Report

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2017

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in action against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Houston Police Department has valued Tom Brady's missing jersey from this year's Super Bowl at $500,000, according to TMZ.

The Major Offenders—Police Impersona/Swindle unit of the Houston PD is investigating the case and has presumed the jersey stolen, though no new developments have emerged since the uniform disappeared from the locker room following New England's 34-28 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.

The crime is being considered a first-degree felony.

During an interview with The Kirk and Callahan Show earlier in February (h/t John Breech of CBS Sports), Brady described the circumstances in the locker room following the game.

"Someone stole my jersey. I put it in my bag and I went in [the locker room] to take my eye black off, and they had opened up to—I don't know—the media," Brady said. "I walked back to my bag, and it was gone. Same thing happened two years ago. That sucks, but, oh well."

The NFL and Houston PD aren't the only organizations investigating. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also put the famed Texas Rangers on the case.

The jersey is an important part of NFL lore. Not only did Brady lead the Patriots to the largest comeback in Super Bowl history and win the game in the first overtime in Super Bowl history, but he also became the first NFL quarterback to win five titles.

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For now, however, this particular piece of sports history and memorabilia remains missing.