BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With a Patriot-less Superbowl approaching, and a mysterious Instagram photo from QB-12 that raises more questions than it answers, Pats fans can at least look forward to the new hour-long Tom Brady documentary set to air the night before the Big Game.
The Great Brady Heist will cover the story of the notorious sports memorabilia thief who got into the locker room after Brady's 5th Superbowl win and stole his keepsake jersey.
It uses never-before-seen footage of exactly what happened behind the scenes after Superbowl LI when the Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28 in overtime, giving a timeline between Brady's jersey going missing, and the time it's recovered in Mexico City.
The film details the circumstances that led up to the theft, how NFL security handled it, and the eventual FBI investigation, the sports memorabilia collector who helped track it down, and the international authorities that recovered the items in Mexico.
The documentary also includes the first ever interview with the jersey thief himself, Martin Ortega, who explains his motives for stealing a trove of sports memorabilia over the years. Ortega even details how he got some of the athlete-victims to sign their own stolen property.
FOX footage from the night of the heist is used extensively throughout the true-crime documentary, as well as exclusive conversations with Brady, and the first on-camera interview with the culprit.
Executive Vice President of Content at Fox Sports, Charlie Dixon, called the film "the fulfillment of a three-year journey that's captivated us from the beginning, and the film's Super Bowl weekend debut makes it particularly special."
The Great Brady Heist airs Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 7 p.m. on FOX.