In the midst of celebrating his fifth Super Bowl victory, someone allegedly lifted Tom Brady's game-worn jersey.
A high-profile hunt to recover this historic piece of sports memorabilia is now underway, and it appears the famed Texas Rangers could be joining the search.
Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick issued the following statement.
"In Texas we place a very high value on hospitality and football," Patrick said in a statement. "Tom Brady's jersey has great historical value and is already being called 'the most valuable NFL collectible ever.' It will likely go into the Hall of Fame one day. It is important that history does not record that it was stolen in Texas."
How did this bizarre saga begin? It was given birth shortly after the Patriots mounted a 25-point comeback to hand the Atlanta Falcons a crushing Super Bowl defeat, when Brady made claims that his jersey from the game had been stolen.
Then things escalated a notch when a fan posted the following message to Instagram, bearing the hashtag #StoleHisJersey.
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