Authorities seize 108 fake Super Bowl rings

Philadelphia Eagles

When United States Customs and Border Protection agents in Philadelphia came across 108 Super Bowl rings being shipped into the country from Hong Kong last month, they were immediately suspicious about the authenticity of the items.

The agents noted the poor craftsmanship of the rings, which included ones designed to look like the ones the Eagles received recently in addition to those of other champions, and reached out to the NFL to see if they were indeed fakes. The league confirmed the items were inauthentic.

“Customs and Border Protection officers are like offensive linemen in that both are on the frontline and work hard to protect something important. CBP officers intercept counterfeit products at our nation’s Ports of Entry before they could harm U.S. consumers or businesses,” said Casey Durst, CBP Director of Field Operations in Baltimore. “We will remain vigilant and we will continue to advance our detection capabilities in order to secure our homeland and keep our communities safe and our economy prosperous.”

Had the rings been real, the total value of the shipment would have topped $1 million. Authorized replica rings were available for Eagles fans willing to pony up over $11,000, but they have sold out.

72 responses to “Authorities seize 108 fake Super Bowl rings

  1. So there were 108 super bowl rings coming over from Hong Kong and the border patrol agents actually had to check with the NFL to see if they were legit? Seems kinda obvious to me.

  2. LOL…. the EAGLES rings are fakes….. the NFL LEAGUE OFFICE Changed the receiving rules for that game to reflect the now new rules tha were installed starting THIS SEASON….. gave them 2 scores that didn’t count all season long until that game……#FACT
    Hard to beat a team the refs & league wanted to have win….
    FAKE RINGS SOMES IT UP!! Lol!!!

  3. scottb23 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    We should get rid of all border protection though, right?

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    name one person that has made that claim. just one.

  4. “Can you find me some Super Bowl rings that can pass for game worn?”
    –Eli

  5. This better not include the ring I ordered from ebay for $30. I was expecting it to be a fake and would gladly pay for an inexpensive replica. Supply and demand at work. Last time I looked there is no inexpensive authorized exact replica ring on sale by the NFL.

  6. 345snarkavenue says:
    July 3, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    so there’s both authorized fake rings and unauthorized fake rings.

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    I’m quoting myself in order to clarify my comment, since I am a Patriots fan.

    when I say ‘authorized fake rings’….I mean the replicas. I am not trying to claim a fake SB win.

  7. —————-
    jm91rs says:
    July 3, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    So there were 108 super bowl rings coming over from Hong Kong and the border patrol agents actually had to check with the NFL to see if they were legit? Seems kinda obvious to me.
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    I know what you mean but by law they do have to confirm with the rights holder that they were not authorized even if it’s pretty clear.

  8. kissbillsrings says:
    July 3, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    LOL…. the EAGLES rings are fakes….. the NFL LEAGUE OFFICE Changed the receiving rules for that game to reflect the now new rules tha were installed starting THIS SEASON….. gave them 2 scores that didn’t count all season long until that game……#FACT
    Hard to beat a team the refs & league wanted to have win….
    FAKE RINGS SOMES IT UP!! Lol!!!
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    Instead of spouting off total non-sense about rules, as if any of what you said holds water. The rules are clear and they were obviously catches, you can argue Clements was a generous call however definitely within the rules. For now on, just tell the truth that you are a jealous a-hole and people will respect you more than this idiotic rant about changing the rules. happy 4th, E-A-G-L-E-S 52! Eat it !

  9. mogogo1 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 2:09 pm
    “Can you find me some Super Bowl rings that can pass for game worn?”
    –Eli

    15 0 Rate This

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    Goodell does. he also knows where pedton’s chinese hgh is, too

  10. JT Kos says:

    July 3, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Just like the Eagles superbowl….FRAUD!!!!!!
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    I’m a life long PATS fan who is very puzzled by this comment. They beat BB and the Pats handily in the biggest game of the year. Hats off to them.

  11. JT Kos says:

    July 3, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Just like the Eagles superbowl….FRAUD!!!!
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    Dude go back to sleep seriously.

  12. scottb23 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    We should get rid of all border protection though, right?
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    My biggest concern is there are people as stupid as you out there…….and they have a right to vote. Scary.

  13. The NFL is fraught with counterfeit products, not just rings. They have security teams that go to every game to bust those counterfeit sales, usually t-shirts, in the stadium parking lots. Sports counterfeiting is big business. Search it.

  14. kissbillsrings says:
    July 3, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    LOL…. the EAGLES rings are fakes….. the NFL LEAGUE OFFICE Changed the receiving rules for that game to reflect the now new rules tha were installed starting THIS SEASON….. gave them 2 scores that didn’t count all season long until that game……#FACT
    Hard to beat a team the refs & league wanted to have win….
    FAKE RINGS SOMES IT UP!! Lol!!!

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    Please. Lets not start making excuses, its embarassing. The Patriots gave us an incredible season, just like they do every year. But the Eagles won in the end and are to be respected and congratulated for that. And now we look to next year and try again.

  15. “Customs and Border Protection officers are like offensive linemen in that both are on the frontline and work hard to protect something important.”
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    Thank you for putting it in terms I can understand.

  16. Instead of spouting off total non-sense about rules, as if any of what you said holds water. The rules are clear and they were obviously catches, you can argue Clements was a generous call however definitely within the rules. For now on, just tell the truth that you are a jealous a-hole and people will respect you more than this idiotic rant about changing the rules. happy 4th, E-A-G-L-E-S 52! Eat it !

    3 1 Rate This

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    it was not a catch. flowers grabbed his arm, which forced an arm shift and there was jostling of the ball in his left arm on the replay.

  17. “LOL…. the EAGLES rings are fakes….. the NFL LEAGUE OFFICE Changed the receiving rules for that game to reflect the now new rules tha were installed starting THIS SEASON….. gave them 2 scores that didn’t count all season long until that game……#FACT
    Hard to beat a team the refs & league wanted to have win….
    FAKE RINGS SOMES IT UP!! Lol!!!”

    Classic for a Pats fan TO COMPLAIN about MADE UP rules. TUCK RULE much? PS, did I ALL CAPS in the right spots? Looked like fun so I thought I’d GIVE IT A TRY!! Lol!!!

  18. tylawspick6 says:
    it was not a catch. flowers grabbed his arm, which forced an arm shift and there was jostling of the ball in his left arm on the replay.
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    WAAAH, WAAAAAH, WAAAAAAAH. My God, you are the biggest crybaby I ever seen on here. Get over it and move on, your team lost. You really come off sounding so pathetic with your constant whining for the past 6 months!!

  19. Classic for a Pats fan TO COMPLAIN about MADE UP rules. TUCK RULE much? PS, did I ALL CAPS in the right spots? Looked like fun so I thought I’d GIVE IT A TRY!! Lol!!!
    ****
    Aw, Joma1969, not all Pats fans are like that. Most of us are sad but we give credit to Foles and the Eagles for a game well-played. They won, the end. Some of these guys drink too much or something and post gibberish. Every team has fanboys that make you cringe.

  20. 345snarkavenue says:
    July 3, 2018 at 2:07 pm
    scottb23 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    We should get rid of all border protection though, right?

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    name one person that has made that claim. just one.
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    How about half the Democrats in Washington Einstein.

  21. Tylawspick, do you charge The Sheriff rent for all the space he’s taking up in your head? Give it a rest troll, that afccg was a really long time ago.

  22. The patriots actually have five of these. They should actually be charged for fraud.
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    The Steelers should be charged for fraud each and every year for promising to keep games against NE competitive. They are not. NE owns the Steelers and its getting pretty pathetic at this point.

  23. ”Counterfit” rings or just cheap knockoffs like they are selling on Facebook? Please tell me they were actually passing them off as real. Because otherwise you’re just denying a kid a nice replica for $30.

  24. chap6869 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 3:29 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    it was not a catch. flowers grabbed his arm, which forced an arm shift and there was jostling of the ball in his left arm on the replay.
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    WAAAH, WAAAAAH, WAAAAAAAH. My God, you are the biggest crybaby I ever seen on here. Get over it and move on, your team lost. You really come off sounding so pathetic with your constant whining for the past 6 months!!

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    He’s all ours and you cant have him!!!

  25. Hat’s off to the Pats fans policing their own. Every team has classy fans and every team has some Tylaws and kissbillsrings, sadly.

  26. Please. Lets not start making excuses, its embarassing. The Patriots gave us an incredible season, just like they do every year. But the Eagles won in the end and are to be respected and congratulated for that. And now we look to next year and try again.

    20 3 Rate This

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    absolutely, except, factually, that was not a td nor was the one with illegal formation.

    the rules are the rules and the refs were ordered to help phily

    you can bank that if it was james white instead of
    clement, the call is overturned

  27. “scottb23 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    We should get rid of all border protection though, right?”

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    Yeah, no one said that. Thanks, though. I feel smarter now.

  28. tylawspick6 says:
    it was not a catch. flowers grabbed his arm, which forced an arm shift and there was jostling of the ball in his left arm on the replay.
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    Dude for Christ’s sake give it a rest. The Eagles outplayed and beat the Pats. And BB didn’t help things by benching the beat tackler in the secondary.

  29. phillycheez says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    Hat’s off to the Pats fans policing their own.

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    Well, we are trying anyhow. But not having much luck at it.

  30. babygaga19 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    The NFL is fraught with counterfeit products, not just rings. They have security teams that go to every game to bust those counterfeit sales, usually t-shirts, in the stadium parking lots. Sports counterfeiting is big business. Search it.
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    It’s okay if Eli does it, though.

  31. They were identified as fake because there were a few Viking rings in there. Everybody, including the Border Patrol, knows the Vikings never won a Superbowl.

  32. scottb23 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    We should get rid of all border protection though, right?

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    1) There is NO ONE saying we should get rid of all border protection. No one. At all. So stop with the BS.
    2) Really? Fake SB rings should start us discussing policy? I hardly think this is the biggest problem facing our country or our world. I don’t even think it is A problem.

    Good story though PFT I think it is interesting. But for it to produce an comment like this? SMH.

  33. I love when pats fans goof on other teams for cheating.

    Talk about frauds and cheats. There should be an asterisk next to all pats wins.

    By the way Foles best Brady and Dougie beat Bill. Hahahahahahahaha

  34. That’s right….. forgot about the illegal formation TD that wasn’t called to go along with those 2 non TD TD’s that they were awarded that nobody else got all year……
    Pats kicked their butts, but alas,the refs/league erased that for them….. & just think, now the league is into the gambling racket….. gee, what could possibly go wrong there??!!
    The league has turned the rule book upside down by making sooooo many calls judgement calls….. & refs cant be bought or corrupt & we just KNOW THE LEAGUE IS ON THE UP & UP!!!!! LOL

  35. mcnabbster says:
    July 3, 2018 at 2:11 pm
    This better not include the ring I ordered from ebay for $30. I was expecting it to be a fake and would gladly pay for an inexpensive replica. Supply and demand at work. Last time I looked there is no inexpensive authorized exact replica ring on sale by the NFL.
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    Do you want that with or without the Cracker Jacks?

  36. Yes tylawspick6 we love the fact that you’re a total diehard fan when it comes to the Pats and there are a few things that I do agree with you about i.e. Deflategate, Goodell’s incompetency, but when it comes to this particular game the Eagles were the better team. Not by much but just enough and that’s all that matters on Super Sunday. Sometimes calls go your way and sometimes they don’t. I’m sure even you can admit that the Patriots have gotten some calls to go their way over the years. In the end it usually balances out. With that said, just congratulate Eagles fans. You’re anger is being directed at the wrong people. Your gripe is with the refs not the Philly fans. As long as Eagles fans don’t go overboard like Seahawk fans did when they won their Super Bowl there’s nothing wrong with congratulating them. You can’t win them all

  37. As fake as the Ertz, Clement and Philly special TDs were. Two of them were not catches and the other was done from an illegal formation. Plus there was an obvious hold on the Blount TD and the Brady fumble should have been ruled an incomplete pass under tuck rule. Other than that Eagles win was legit.

  38. briang123 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    As fake as the Ertz, Clement and Philly special TDs were. Two of them were not catches and the other was done from an illegal formation. Plus there was an obvious hold on the Blount TD and the Brady fumble should have been ruled an incomplete pass under tuck rule. Other than that Eagles win was legit.

    This fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles is highly amused by your rationalization. These calls were made on the largest stage, with literally hundreds of cameras capturing the action. Every game has questionable calls. I learned a long time ago, what could have happened did happen and the final score is the final score.
    Do yourself a favor and let it go.

  39. Honestly surpassed these aren’t Eli rings.

    His conduct detrimental to the shield makes me automatically link fake memorabilia to the NFL sponsored and sanctioned actions Eli took to defraud his own fans.

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    absolutely, except, factually, that was not a td nor was the one with illegal formation.

    the rules are the rules and the refs were ordered to help phily

    you can bank that if it was james white instead of
    clement, the call is overturned

    5 24 Rate This

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    Watch SoundFX to hear the professional officials in complete agreement about the Clement TD. “There was some movement but he maintained control throughout”

    On the “Philly Special” the WR checked in with the ref who said he was fine.

    We are still enjoying the victory and your salty tears are delicious!

  41. Meanwhile, OJ was seen entering a hotel room with s bunch of losers. Rumor is someone stole his Memorabilia. Since homeland won’t return it, he’s setting up a sting to get them to return it. Watch News 4 at 11 for further updates on how the despicable got caught.

  42. And yet the same Pats fans who complain about the refs conveniently forget about the two flags on third downs they got to keep two touchdown drives alive that were not fouls. Without those two gifts eagles win in a blowout.
    We are the champs, you lost. No one likes us we don’t care!

  43. Hey Brian – 1. Both plays were reviewed and confirmed catches (Ertz was clear as day). 2. Eagles – 6 penalties for 35 yards. Patriots – 1 penalty for 5 yards. I could complain about a clear pass interference that cost the Eagles another TD or various other non-holding calls but yeah. Enjoy your hate!

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