Zanini Cineus Allegedly Steals $10K Tom Brady Jersey from Patriots Hall of Fame

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 25, 2019

Tom Brady warms up before an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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A 33-year-old man allegedly stole an autographed Tom Brady jersey from the New England Patriots Hall of Fame on Thursday, according to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com).


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David Linton of the Sun Chronicle reported Patriots security and Foxboro police said they found Zanini Cineus in the parking lot. He was reportedly wearing the stolen Brady jersey, valued at $10,000, underneath his jacket.

Per Linton, police said Cineus admitted to stealing the jersey at the time of his arrest, while he also reportedly later told a journalist the same thing. Police also said they recovered a blue glove from Cineus' possession, though the value of the glove is currently unknown.

Despite allegedly admitting to the theft on multiple occasions, Cineus pleaded not guilty to a larceny charge. He was freed on personal recognizance.

This is not the first time a notable Brady jersey has been stolen. His Super Bowl LI jersey went missing but was later recovered from an international media member following an FBI investigation in 2017.