Why 11,000 NFL jerseys were seized at airport

January 26, 2012, 8:15 pm
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From Comcast SportsNetLOS ANGELES (AP)Customs officials have confiscated nearly 11,000counterfeit NFL jerseys at Los Angeles International and Ontario Internationalairports since the football season began five months ago.The U.S. Customs and Border Protection put the retail value of the jerseysat nearly 850,000. Customs spokesman Todd Owen says in a news release that agency specialistsin detecting trademark violators have been intercepting the bogus jerseys sinceSept. 8.He says the counterfeit jerseys are of poor quality.