Judge Approves NFL's Request to Donate Fake Super Bowl Merchandise to Charity

May 30, 2018 09:28 PM

A judge approved the National Football League's request Wednesday to donate hundreds of counterfeit Super Bowl items to charity.  

The NFL, along with the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, obtained a temporary restraining order and seizure order on January 29. 

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In the days that followed, representatives for the NFL and the two teams confiscated 1,512 shirts, hats and other counterfeit items from 13 different sellers.

The fake merchandise has sat in a storage locker in the Twin Cities since being seized.

Wednesday afternoon, Judge Daniel Moreno signed the NFL's motion, granting permission to donate the confiscated Super Bowl gear to charity.

It's unclear what charity or charities will receive the donation from the NFL.  

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