Patrick said Texas places “a very high value on hospitality and football,” adding: “It is important that history does not record” that Brady’s jersey was stolen in the state.
He continued: “Whoever took this jersey should turn it in” since the “Texas Rangers are on the trail.”
Brady said after the game that the jersey was missing and joked that he expects to see it soon in an online auction.
“We have been looking into this disappointing matter and will continue to assist law enforcement authorities,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
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