Feds lookout for fake NFL merchandise

Approximately 100 counterfeit jerseys were seized late Thursday during a traffic stop south of Phoenix, according to Bryan Cox, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson.

Most of the counterfeit shirts were Seattle Seahawks jerseys, according to Cox said.

The gear, valued at $10,000, has not led to local criminal charges but still may, Cox said.

Fans can spot counterfeit jerseys by flipping the shirts inside out and look at the stitching, Cox said.

Counterfeit jerseys’ stitching will likely have loose threads and rough edges, he said.

The government’s interest in rooting out counterfeit goods comes in part because counterfeiting often funds larger criminal groups, Cox said.

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