One of the big mysteries of Super Bowl 50 was solved about two hours before kickoff.

Tom Brady arrived at Levi’s Stadium with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, opting to attend the pregame ceremony honoring the Super Bowl’s 43 game MVPs.

Not surprisingly, during the introductions he was booed heartily by a crowd that skews toward Denver Broncos fans. Never mind that he’s a Bay Area native.

It had been unclear whether Brady, who will be back in court March 3 when the NFL’s appeal of the DeflateGate decision will be heard, would be able to put aside any lingering ill feelings over the lawsuit with the league — at least for one afternoon.

But a 50th Super Bowl doesn’t come along very often and Brady will participate.

“I chatted with him about it and he was his usual selfless self, saying he represents all of the players on the team, the coaches and the New England market,” owner Robert Kraft told WBZ. “Without that sense of team, he wouldn’t have gotten those MVP awards.”

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. Des Bieler and Neil Greenberg weigh in on what went wrong for Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense and discuss Manning's place in the ranks of all-time best quarterbacks. (Jayne Orenstein/The Washington Post)