The NFL, in cooperation with government authorities, announced on Thursday that it had seized a record $13.6 million in counterfeit NFL merchandise this season in a nationwide enforcement effort called "Operation Red Zone."
In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Eddie Huang writes that China is mad for American sports merchandise. But as big brands and Chinese pirate factories scrap over dollars, the fan on the streets wonders: Can you be a true baller in a fake jersey?
The head of a Minnesota sports memorabilia company was charged with orchestrating a scheme to sell fraudulent sports merchandise online, including fake baseball jerseys he claimed were worn during games by Alex Rodriguez, Mark McGwire and Albert
The FBI has spent five years tracking down baseball bats, balls, jerseys and other memorabilia with phony signatures of famous athletes. Now, the agency is giving the collectibles to charity -- minus the fake autographs.