Patriots News: Game-Winning Football From SB LI Displayed At Team's Hall Of Fame

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 02/14/17 05:40AM EST
James White
The game-winning football used by New England Patriots running back James White when he scored a two-yard touchdown at Super Bowl LI is now displayed at the team's Hall of Fame. (Photo : YouTube/ NFL World)

In New England Patriots news, the football James White held when he scored the game-winning touchdown never went missing. A team spokesperson recently shared that an equipment assistant took it after the two-yard run was successfully converted by the running back. 

ESPN reported the news and the spokesperson mentioned that what the equipment assistant did after the touchdown was "normal protocol."  The football is currently displayed at the Patriots' Hall of Fame. It may still end up with White, but for now fans are getting the chance to see it. 

After Super Bowl LI, there were two pieces of memorabilia that were reported missing, the jersey of Patriots superstar Tom Brady and the game-winning football. In White's time on the Mike & Mike show a day following the championship game, he said he could not remember where the football was because he was enjoying the moment. 

Many believe White deserved to be the Super Bowl MVP with his clutch performance. He led the Patriots in receiving, setting a Super Bowl record with 14 receptions, for 110 yards and one touchdown. He also had six carries for 29 yards and two touchdowns, including the two-yard conversion that helped the team seal the deal. Even Brady praised the 25-year-old during his MVP press conference and said he deserves the truck that comes along with the award. However, for this year, there was no truck given to the MVP. 

Although the case of the football is now resolved, Brady's jersey is still missing, but Patriots Owner Robert Kraft vowed Monday that they will get it back. In a report by FOX Sports, Kraft stated, "I think that a lot of people spend a lot of time looking into the matter and what happened, and I'd rather not say anything that would cause any problems in the work that's been done. One way or another, that jersey will be back." 

 

 

 



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