Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/7/14

Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett and Brett Bros. Sports International Inc. are being sued for falsely advertising that their bracelets and necklaces as being able to help improve health and sports performance.

The company claims that their necklaces help relieve pain in customers' shoulders, neck and upper back as well as recover from sports fatigue and improve focus. Their bracelets are said to relieve wrist, hand and elbow pain using two roller magnets.

The lawsuit reads:
"Most consumers, when reading these claims, and seeing the products endorsed by a high-profile baseball player, assume that these products have the health benefits that are marketed and advertised and that scientifically significant research supports statements made by Brett Bros., when in fact that is not the case,"
Brett, 58 years old, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. He's been president of the company since 2001 and also appears in advertisements and on the products' packaging.

The healing and performance-enhancing claims appeared on the company's website from 2008-2010. They continue to appear on the packaging and distributors' websites.
Per ESPN.com, the lawsuit began when:
"An Iowa man, Seth Thompson of Adel, bought one of the necklaces for $30 at the College World Series in Omaha last year after reading Brett's endorsement of them. He hoped the product would reduce stress and fatigue and boost his energy and concentration, but none of those benefits were realized, rendering the product "useless to him," the lawsuit says." 
If you ask me, and I thank you for doing so, Mr. Thompson should be the focus of this suit. If $30 would be what one needs to improve their health and improve performance, doctors and weight rooms wouldn't be necessary. It's amazing that it took over ten years for someone to realize that a bracelet wouldn't make them Adrian Peterson.



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