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Feds Grab 163 Web Sites, Snatch $21.6 Million In NFL Counterfeit Gear 133

Posted by samzenpus
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coondoggie writes: "As they have for the past few years the US Customs department teamed with the National Football League to cut into the lucrative counterfeit sports gear market. In what the feds called 'Operation Team Player,' special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and officers from Customs and Border Protection worked with the National Football League (NFL) and other sports leagues along with law enforcement agencies to identify illegal shipments imported into the U.S., as well as stores and vendors selling counterfeit trademarked items."
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Feds Grab 163 Web Sites, Snatch $21.6 Million In NFL Counterfeit Gear

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  • Re:Priorities (Score:4, Interesting)

    by sjames (1099) on Friday January 31, 2014 @04:04AM (#46118009) Homepage

    Probably because they only seem to do their job for things like this. Toxic pet food gets through just fine.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 31, 2014 @06:22AM (#46118375)

    They also hired there own "medical commission" to ignore the fact repeated head trauma causes brain disease, despite leading neurologists having slices of brain, and findings that suggest otherwise. Any contact sport really, PBS and Frontline ran a 2 part special over the NFL's denial..

    Pretty much a monopoly.

    I really don't know why the NFL is going through all that trouble. Those elite professionals who even make it to the NFL know damn well the dangers of playing the game. It's not like ANY kid eligible for the NFL draft doesn't know this, or it's some big secret that you can get hurt or killed on the field. I know damn well the dangers of stepping into a 3,000-pound steel box and sending it hurtling down a freeway at 75MPH, inches from thousands of other steel boxes. I still get up and do it, every single day. Not just on Sundays for 3 months out of the year. Every single day.

    People put themselves in positions of danger for fucking minimum wage because they have to. These guys make millions of dollars every year for playing a game. A game they love. A game they've dedicated their lives to. I fail to understand the conspiracy here that does NOT carry over to sports equally as dangerous. It's like NASCAR hiring their own doctors to help disprove that concrete walls are deadly at 200MPH. Why the hell bother. We ALL know it's a dangerous sport. If the people engaged in the sport accept this, then who gives a shit.

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