This haul here, worth about $100,000, is just from greater Phoenix and from the past few days.
So how does a consumer to spot a fake jersey while in Glendale?
“Their main goal is to make money. So they’re going to crank these things out as quickly as possible. And so, you’ll see that they don’t even bother to lift the needle when they go from one letter to the next. So you’ll see the cross-stitching from one letter to the next to the next. It’s all one seam,” Modricker said.
It’s not just stitching; there is also shoddy coloring and rip-off holograms. Authorities also warn that some of the material used for this knock-off merchandise can be potentially harmful to your body. Modricker pointed to a pair of fake NFL team earrings.
“When you look at it, you have no idea who made this, what materials they used. I know lead is a lot cheaper than silver. So you don’t know what you’re putting into your body,” he said.
Plus, Modricker says, it’s crushing the economy, since up to 1.4 million Massachusetts jobs rely on intellectual property.
One man is in custody facing felony charges in Wednesday’s sting.
Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert was not injured after crashing his car into a ditch following a road rage incident with another driver.
Gilbert was cited Friday for failure to “maintain reasonable control of his vehicle” and released by Brunswick, Ohio, police. Gilbert, who had a disappointing rookie season after being drafted in the first round in 2014, is traveling with the Browns to New Jersey for their season opener on Sunday against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
On the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Chicago Bears head coach John Fox recalled his memory of the fateful day, when he was a defensive coordinator for the New York Giants.
On Sept. 10, 2001, Fox was returning from Denver where the Giants had just lost to the Broncos. The overnight flight landed in New Jersey, and the players went home while the coaches headed to their offices at Giants Stadium to begin preparing for Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Last June, Merullo traveled from his home in Massachusetts and returned to Wrigley Field as part of the ballpark’s 100th celebration.