Lost football signed by Tom Brady, put on eBay, returned to local plumbing company

WOBURN, Mass — A lost Tom Brady football has been recovered and returned. No, it wasn’t a fumble recovery touchdown.

Watertown police announced Thursday that they have recovered a football signed by Tom Brady that was gifted and lost from a local plumbing company.

According to police, the football was signed by former Patriots quarterbacks Tom Brady, Drew Bledsoe and Damon Huard and gifted to J.C. Cannistaro. Last month, the plumbing company reported they could not find it after a location move.

Eventually, police noticed that the football was up for sale on eBay. On Wednesday Watertown and Woburn detectives set up a meet and purchased the ball from the seller at a location in Woburn. The football was then returned to J.C. Cannistaro.

Police are investigating how the football got into the hands of the seller.

The football reads “Thank you J.C. Cannistaro, Inc. for all your hard work and effort on CMGI Field.”

CMGI Field was the original name of Gillette Stadium before the internet firm revised its sponsorship deal prior to the stadium’s inaugural season.

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