An investigation has accused Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos of stealing Patriots’ QB Tom Brady’s jersey after the Super Bowl. Since that was such an iconic game that will go down in NFL history for numerous reasons, the jersey has been valued at around $500,000. It is important to note that Camberos has not been convicted or even charged at this time.
However, he used to work for a newspaper called La Prensa. That paper says that, citing personal reasons, he resigned on March 14th. The company claims they didn’t know that he was suspected of taking the jersey or that he might have been involved – though he had gone to the game. Nonetheless, they apologized for it, writing:
“We are surprised and disappointed to receive today the allegations of the behavior of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos on February 5 inside the NRG stadium in Houston, where Super Bowl LI was played. La Prensa, if the accusation is true, fully condemns the behavior of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos, who took advantage of his position and used La Prensa to access the field, press conferences and other areas of NRG Stadium…Without commenting on the truth of the allegations. La Prensa offers a public apology to our readers and the Mexican society.”
Again, there is a long way to go before arriving at anything official, and the former employee could turn out to be innocent. The newspaper is clearly careful not to take a side, but simply wanted the public to know they were sorry if Camberos is eventually convicted of the theft.