Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is calling in the Texas Rangers to help find Tom Brady's missing jersey. In case you missed it, the jersey went missing from the Patriots’ locker room after Sunday’s Big Game.
Patrick says it's important to find the jersey because he doesn't want history to record the item was stolen in Texas. Houston police are already looking for the jersey which vanished shortly after the Super Bowl ended. Patrick also says Super Bowl 51 was a big win for Texas and he doesn't want anything to mar it.
"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 collectable 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. I've called Colonel Steve McCraw to ask that the Texas Rangers work with the Houston Police Department on this case.” Earlier reports that an equipment manager grabbed it for safe keeping turned out to be false.
- Meanwhile… A victory parade is scheduled for today in Boston for the New England Patriots. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the parade will begin at 11 am ET and will again, involve duck boats. The event will likely wrap up with a rally at City Hall Plaza.