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Brady jersey is jacked from its rack at Patriots Hall of Fame

The man accused of stealing the jersey was wearing it when police caught him.
Credit: AP Photo/Adam Hunger
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady points to Benjamin Watsonafter a play during the first half of a game against the New York Jets on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Authorities say a Rhode Island man visiting the New England Patriots Hall of Fame took a Tom Brady jersey off a display and walked off with it.

Zanini Cineus, of Providence, was freed on personal recognizance after a not guilty plea to a larceny charge was entered on his behalf at his arraignment Thursday.

Police say the 33-year-old was wearing the jersey under his jacket when he was apprehended Thursday still in the vicinity of the hall of fame.

Police say the signed jersey is worth $10,000. The team says it had not been worn in a game.

Cineus's lawyer, Bill Galvin, declined to comment.

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Brady's game-worn jersey was stolen out of the locker room after the Patriots' 34-28 overtime Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons in 2017.