The NFL and its franchises spend millions to protect things like licenses to make official jerseys. They’ve been known to go to great lengths to stop anyone from selling anything that’s not league approved.
That, apparently, was at the heart of a cancelled autograph signing in Hazleton, PA over the weekend.
A store inside one of the local shopping malls held a much-publicized signing session with four Eagles, but just before it was scheduled to start, some non-licensed jerseys were presented for autographs. The team found out and promptly pulled the plug on the players’ participation.
It was embarrassing for the shop, which had to close its doors for the day. Monday, the were back open, issuing refunds.