'It's just a jersey' - Houston police chief on Tom Brady's missing uniform

By Gabrielle McMillen 9 February 2017
'It's just a jersey' - Houston police chief on Tom Brady's missing uniform

The Houston police department has its priorities straight amid the mystery of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey.

While Lieutenant governor Dan Patrick has enlisted the help of the Texas Rangers to find the missing jersey of New England Patriots quarterback Brady, Houston police chief Art Acevedo indicated finding the uniform was at the lower end of necessary crimes to solve in Houston.

"It might be the highest priority for [the] lieutenant governor, I can tell you we had three homicides the night of the Super Bowl in the city of Houston, and we'd like to find it, but I don't think we're burning the midnight oil worrying about a jersey." Acevedo said on Austin's 104.9 The Horn, via the Austin American-Statesman.

"It's just not the biggest, greatest importance in the big scheme of things."

In the grand scheme of things, Acevedo is right: The safety of others does trump finding a jersey, albeit a very lucrative jersey.

Acevedo also said the NFL was in charge of monitoring the locker rooms during Super Bowl LI on Sunday, so it was the league that missed the culprits stealing the jersey, not Houston PD.

"I told those guys, 'Hey guys, we'll give it a run, but let's keep things in perspective, it's a jersey,'" Acevedo said.

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