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Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey has been reportedly found, but legal implications remain

March 20, 2017 6:34 PM
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Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey has been reportedly found, but legal implications remain

With the NFL confirming a report by CSNNE’s Tom Curran that Tom Brady’s missing jerseys from Super Bowl XLIX and LI have been recovered and a report by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer that the alleged thief posed as a credentialed international media member, there are at least two important legal implications: bringing the thief to justice and diagnosing how Super Bowl press credential applications are approved.

First, assuming the accused thief (or thieves) has been identified, he or she faces potential criminal charges under Texas law as well as under federal law. Taking Texas law first, as I detailed on SI.com last month, the severity of any theft charge would depend on the value of each jersey. If the j...

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