Report: Security Have Special Plans to Protect Tom Brady's Super Bowl Jersey

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2018

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady #12 in action against the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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In the wake of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady having his jersey stolen after Super Bowl LI, there are reportedly "special plans" in place to ensure a repeat does not occur at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to TMZ Sports, a law enforcement source said protecting game-used memorabilia will be a "major priority."

Another source added: "One of the main goals is to keep people and property safe. We do not want a repeat of last year, and we have learned lessons from other major sporting events."

Those involved with Super Bowl security reportedly aren't interested in taking any chances. There will be "federal agencies, multiple state agencies and private security plus surveillance everywhere," per TMZ Sports.

Last year, former Diario La Prensa executive Martin Mauricio Ortega stole Brady's jerseyfrom the Patriots' locker room following their historic, 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

The jersey was later recovered in Mexico.

According to TMZ Sports, Ortega has been banned for life from all NFL games.

TMZ reported last year the Houston Police Department valued Brady's stolen jersey at $500,000.

If Brady and the Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl LII, it would mark the sixth Super Bowl victory in team history, tying the Pats with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most all time.

Brady would stand alone as the only player in NFL history with six Super Bowl rings, breaking a tie with former San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Charles Haley.


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