DATELINE: Case Closed?
In practice, Tom Brady’s #12 jersey is always red. That means you can’t tackle him, or hit him, or breathe on him if you have a cold.
The white game jersey he wore in the Super Bowl has been infamously reported as stolen. However, now, unconfirmed reports, aka fake news, are indicating the Texas Rangers have hit a great wall in their investigations.
No, not the Trump border wall: the evidence wall.
Cynics who decry the Patriots as cheaters have contended that a teammate of Tom took the jersey for his own aggrandizement. And, now, without an obvious lead, the story may die—unless a new theory proves accurate.
Tom ought to call Interpol about famous Patriot collector Putin.
Texas Ranger detectives claim now that the jersey was packed, quickly and unceremoniously by an unknown party, into an equipment truck that is not yet unloaded in Foxboro.
Can the Sherlockian case of the Missing Jersey already be solved? It would not be the first time a mysterious situation is being handled “in house” as they usually say.
If the truth is embarrassing and undercuts the legendary camaraderie of the team, you can bet your #12 Bobblehead that the culprit’s mea culpa will never reach the media.
It seems a violation of the natural gas law to discover Tom’s jersey disappeared into thin air.
When the story of a $500,000 sweat-equity jersey goes into lockdown, you know someone has buried the evidence. When the mealy-mouthed media grow silent, and the Texas Rangers bail out, you know this case is closed.