Super Bowl star Tom Brady's jersey found in Mexico

(File)
(File)

Video has emerged of public enemy number one, Mauricio Ortega, who is accused of intercepting arguably the holy grail of American sport: star quarterback Tom Brady's game-winning 2017 Super Bowl jersey.

The video shows Mr Ortega, who was a fully accredited person in the media, entering  the locker room with a backpack after the game.

Moments later he leaves with something under his arm which became the focal point of an FBI investigation that led authorities to Mexico where they recovered the piece of sporting history worth more than NZD$700,000 on Monday.

According to the Daily Mail, Mr Ortega was an employee of Mexican newspaper La Prensa at the time of the incident - but stepped down in March citing personal reasons.

Tom Brady searches his bag for his jersey (Getty)
Tom Brady searches his bag for his jersey (Getty)

Brady can be seen becoming angry after discovering his prized jersey was missing after his team's famous victory sparking national support to find the piece of sporting history.

The exclusive footage was obtained by Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazier who says authorities worked together to find the jersey.

Tom Brady didn't let the theft of his jersey hinder his team's Super Bowl celebration (Getty)
Tom Brady didn't let the theft of his jersey hinder his team's Super Bowl celebration (Getty)

"The FBI and the NFL security, along with Patriots security, Houston PD, they actually went through all this video trying to track somebody down. And they zeroed in on a person of interest," Glazer said.

"That person of interest, I'm told, is an international member of the media. I don't believe he's actually a member of the media, but he was posing as a member of the media."

One of Tom Brady's 2015 NFL jerseys was also found the possession of the former Mexican newspaper executive who is also suspected of stealing another players gear.

The hunt is now on to locate Ortega who hasn't been seen since March, who'll have to pull off a hail-mary to get away with this one.

The New England Patriots came-from-behind in a Super Bowl thriller to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Houston 34-28 in February.

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