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After his pro dreams didn’t pan

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6 million in counterfeit NFL goods seized ahead of Super Bowl

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6 million in counterfeit NFL goods seized ahead of Super Bowl

law enforcement officials said on Thursday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as the National Football League warned that bogus tickets are also a particular hazard for fans.

“You might be spending thousands of dollars on counterfeit tickets that will never get you into the stadium on game day,” said Anastasia Danias, chief litigation officer for the league. “Every year hundreds of fans are turned away at the gates.”

That warning came a day after a New Jersey sports memorabilia dealer sued the New York Giants, claiming the team intentionally doctored helmets and jerseys to make them look as if they had been worn on the field, and then allowed them to be sold to collectors. The Giants denied the charges.

John Sandweg, acting director of ICE told reporters the merchandise seizures, which he said were the largest ever recovered in an anti counterfeiting sweep, were the result of a seven month investigation.cheap nfl jerseys

“We are not letting up, we will continue to work through the next few days to take down the counterfeiters and scam artists,” Sandweg said.

People who buy fake NFL merchandise online, often in an effort to find lower prices, run the risk of having their credit card number stolen and used in other transactions, Sandweg warned.

“What we’re dealing with here are criminal organizations who are not only going to be committing this particular crime. But when they have the identifying information of the consumer, we have seen instances where they have taken advantage of that data,” Sandweg said.

Danias, of the NFL, cautioned fans against buying tickets for cash on the street, warning that even authentic looking fakes could lack information that will be used to identify legitimate tickets by staff at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where the game will be played.

TICKET PRICES DOWN

Ticket brokers have reported that the valid Super Bowl ticket prices have fallen in recent weeks as fewer hometown fans from Denver and Seattle appeared ready to make the long trip to New York while earlier forecasts for cold weather may have soured even some locals on the idea.

Current weather forecasts call for a low of 26 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 3 Celsius) the night of the game, seasonable for the New York area in January.

The New Jersey sports memorabilia dealer, Eric Inselberg, filed suit against the Giants and quarterback, Eli Manning, in New Jersey Superior Court in Bergen County on Wednesday.

The suit contends the team routinely scuffed unused helmets and jerseys to make them appear to have been worn in games, thus making them more valuable on the memorabilia market.

The suit claims that Eli Manning, whose brother Peyton will be the Broncos’ starting quarterback on Sunday, had an assistant equipment manager take a helmet he had not worn in the 2008 Super Bowl and rough it up to make it appear it had been used during the game, which the Giants won.

Inselberg contends in the suit that he owns the helmet worn in that game. He was charged in 2011 with knowingly dealing in fraudulent memorabilia, although prosecutors dropped those charges last year.

Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon denied the charges in the suit, which seeks unspecified financial damages.

“This suit is completely without any merit whatsoever and we will defend it vigorously,” Hanlon said. “We will not otherwise comment on pending litigation.”


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Grubby geese thwart guardians of cleanliness

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Even the domesticated animals get a little wiggy. Sam, our cat, takes showers. I finish taking mine, open the bathroom door and in she struts without so much as a how de do. canada goose women She climbs into the tub, and as the remaining water in the shower head falls on top of her furry head, she proceeds to drink whatever water she can find, even though I assiduously keep her water bowl filled downstairs. Someday, she is going to wander in there with her own miniature bath towel around one paw. I shall be beyond surprised.

All of this reminds me of a crisis I covered as a young reporter in Baltimore in 1966. Oh, sure, we covered crime, politics, civil rights, but what sticks in my memory is the attempt by city officials to keep flocks of hundreds of starlings from nesting and pooping in the eaves of City Hall. City Comptroller Hyman Pressman, who had the perfect last name because he loved to see it in the newspapers, came up with the stuffed owl gambit. He bought scores of stuffed owls and had them placed strategically hither and yon in the eaves and on the window sills of that grand old building.