If nothing else, this further cements the case of the case of Brady's missing jersey as a Super Bowl heist.
Via Marco.com, Editorial Organization Mexicana (OEM) - the media organization under which Ortega was credentialed to cover the Super Bowl - was not even aware that Ortega was attending the events for their outlet.
On Monday, the league said in a statement that federal and local law enforcement officials had found the jersey "in the possession of a credentialed member of the worldwide media".
Houston police investigators relied on a tip from an informant to trace the jersey, estimated to be worth about $500,000, to Mexico.
Brady has not yet commented on the recovery of his jerseys and Acevedo reminded reporters that the investigation is ongoing, with the USA attorney likely to "prosecute vigorously".
As most anyone living on the planet knows, Super Bowl winning quarterback and game MVP Tom Brady's Super Bowl game jersey was stolen right out from under his nose, literally.
The Houston Police department held a press conference Monday where Art Acevedo, the chief of police, urged the National Football League to change its protocols because they are the ones in charge of security inside the locker room. As a result, we were able to work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mexican authorities and the jersey, along with one from Super Bowl XLIX, were subsequently recovered.
Brady captured the game's MVP award by throwing for 466 yards, two touchdowns and one interception by connecting on 43 of his 62 passes. The AG's office said that he has not been detained because no charges have been filed.
Tom Brady released a statement thanking authorities for recovering his jersey: "I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and SB 51 have been recovered, and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved".
U.S. authorities are now studying the jersey for authenticity.
The helmet could "potentially" have belonged to outside linebacker Von Miller. I know they worked hard on this case- and it is very much appreciated. According to him, authorities found a lead in a some locker-room footage, which shows one man following the Patriots into their area and leaving with items. He's seen heading back on to the field at a time when real reporters are usually making their way to the locker rooms and podiums, and seen running off the field a few minutes later.