One of Texas' top officials is now involved in the search for Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
He asked the Texas Rangers to work with the Houston Police Department to investigate the New England Patriots quarterback's missing jersey.
"I'm a Texans and Cowboys fan first, but the unquestionable success of the Super Bowl in Houston last night was a big win for our entire state, and I don't want anything to mar that victory," Patrick said in a statement.
We're not talking about the Texas Rangers baseball team. Though the team did tweet it'd put star infielder Adrián Beltré on the case.
We're talking about the Texas Rangers law enforcement team, which dates back to 1835.
According to their website, the Rangers lead investigations dealing with major crimes, serial crimes, public corruption and border security. And now, apparently, football jersey thefts.
Brady wore the jersey during the Patriots' historic overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons. Sometime between the end of the game and accepting the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Brady changed into a T-shirt.
An auctioneer told the New York Post that Brady's jersey, which was last seen in the Patriots' locker room, could be worth as much as half a million dollars.
But if it's not authenticated soon, it could be worth nothing.
"It's unfortunate because that's a nice piece of memorabilia. So if it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know — try to track that down," Brady said during a press conference after Sunday's game.
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