Well, what the quarterback really shared was another in his long-running series of very amusing social-media posts. This one featured a cop show-style “suspect board,” displaying various possible culprits in the tangled web that is the missing-shirt mystery.
Among the shady characters that Brady is eyeing are Gollum (“loves rings”), Lady Gaga (whose Super Bowl halftime performance provided her with “escape ropes”), the shark from “Jaws” (“takes things without asking”), “Creepy Me” (his notorious courtroom sketch) and the O’Doyle family (from the Adam Sandler movie, “Billy Madison“). But the one suspect Brady chose to single out in the caption accompanying his post was none other than New England wide receiver Julian Edelman (“sneaky lil squirrel”).
Edelman, always happy to play along with Brady’s online silliness, took the “Good Will Hunting” quote used in the caption and responded in kind.
Of the apparent jersey theft, which ever so slightly marred Brady’s post-Super Bowl joy, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said last week, “It’s very sad to me that someone would do something like this, and it’s like taking a great Chagall or Picasso or something. You can never display it [if you took it]. And somehow, I feel there’ll be some news that’ll clear this up in the not-too-distant future.”
So far, no news has been bad news for Brady and Kraft, but at least the decorated quarterback is having some fun with the issue. That’s in keeping with his online style, as the five-time champion and 12-time Pro Bowler has made a habit of amusing his social-media followers.
Brady added another post Wednesday, one that offered fans a chance to win a signed piece of Super Bowl memorabilia. Alas, the piece of memorabilia Brady most wants himself — one valued at as high as half a million dollars — is still eluding authorities, so he gave another plea for its discovery, adding the hashtag, “#seriouslywhereisit.”