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WSU police seize counterfeit Cougar gear on game day

WSU fans were all smiles despite the weather as their team led UCLA late in the second quarter during the first half of a PAC 12 college football game on Saturday, Oct 15, 2016, Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
WSU fans were all smiles despite the weather as their team led UCLA late in the second quarter during the first half of a PAC 12 college football game on Saturday, Oct 15, 2016, Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Washington State University police seized counterfeit Cougar wear outside the football game against UCLA on Saturday.

More than 700 T-shirts and sweatshirts were seized, with an estimated value of $15,500, according to a WSU news release. The apparel was seized from an unlicensed vendor who was selling the items near popular tailgating areas. A charge of counterfeiting, a felony, is being forwarded to the Whitman County Prosector’s office, the release said.

The school has about 340 licensed vendors, the release noted. Licensed WSU merchandise will have a hologram on the product or the tag that says “Officially Licensed Collegiate Product.”

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