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George Brett Runs A Necklace Scam, Easily-Duped People Are Enraged

Former Kansas City Royals slugger and Hall of Famer George Brett is beloved by many and is a legend in Kansas City. Now it appears he may be on his way to being hated by customers who claim they were duped by his company.

Ryan J. Foley of the Associated Press reports that Brett may face a class-action lawsuit alleging false advertisement. Brett is the president of Brett Bros. Sports International, Inc., which claimed their Ionic Necklaces and bracelets reduce pain and improve sports performance.

It may be surprising that Brett would loan his name and image to such a scam, but personally, I find it more surprising that people seriously believe a magnetic bracelet will remove their arthritis and make them belt out home runs, or whatever. I remember the first time I heard about "ion jewelry" or whatever name it first went by. I don't remember my exact reaction, but I believe it involved me making the sound "PFFFFTTTT" and rolling my eyes.

How about a class-action lawsuit where we sue to get our time back from all those saps who wouldn't shut up about their magic necklaces? I'd be into that.

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