Pos­si­ble Von Miller hel­met re­cov­ered by NFL in probe

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Nicki Jhab­vala

The NFL is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the bur­glary of a Bron­cos hel­met that was re­cov­ered as part of the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Tom Brady’s stolen Su­per Bowl jer­seys, the league con­firmed.

The hel­met could “po­ten­tially” have be­longed to out­side line­backer Von Miller.

“We have been in con­tact with NFL se­cu­rity re­gard­ing a Den­ver Bron­cos hel­met that could po­ten­tially be­long to Von Miller,” the Bron­cos said in a state­ment. “As it is an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, we will refer all ad­di­tional ques­tions and in­quiries to the NFL.”

Mon­day, the NFL con­firmed it lo­cated two Su­per Bowl jer­seys be­long­ing to Brady. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports re­ported the same

sus­pects of that case, said by the NFL to be cre­den­tialed in­ter­na­tional me­dia, were believed to have taken the Bron­cos hel­met from Su­per Bowl 50.

“Through the co­op­er­a­tion of the NFL and New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots’ se­cu­rity teams, the FBI and other law en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties, the Su­per Bowl LI jer­sey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been re­cov­ered,” the NFL said in a state­ment. “Also re­trieved dur­ing the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion was the jer­sey Brady wore in the Pa­tri­ots’ vic­tory in Su­per Bowl XLIX against the Seat­tle Sea­hawks in 2015.

“The items were found in the pos­ses­sion of a cre­den­tialed mem­ber of the in­ter­na­tional me­dia. Due to the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, we would refer any ad­di­tional ques­tions to the FBI.”

The jer­seys were found in Mex­ico, ac­cord­ing to Hous­ton Po­lice Chief Art Acevedo, and are now with the NFL in Bos­ton to un­dergo test­ing for authentication.

A man said to be in­volved is Mauri­cio Ortego, the for­mer di­rec­tor of Diario La Prensa, a news­pa­per in Hon­duras. The news­pa­per is­sued a state­ment in Span­ish on Mon­day that said Ortega re­signed March 14 and that the news­pa­per, as loosely trans­lated, was sur­prised and dis­ap­pointed to learn of his in­volve­ment.

The Hous­ton po­lice re­port for Brady’s Su­per Bowl LI jer­sey listed its es­ti­mated value at $500,000.

The ex­act value of the hel­met that was stolen isn’t known, but for com­par­i­son, the Bron­cos hel­met that was stolen from a July 31 train­ing camp prac­tice at team head­quar­ters was val­ued at more than $400.

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