Eli Manning Has Responded To Allegations That He Participated In Memorabilia Fraud

by 11 months ago
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Last week an email emerged from a civil suit against the New York Giants and their quarterback Eli Manning became public alleging that Manning defrauded memorabilia collectors.

ProFootballTalk reported…

An email sent from Manning to the Giants’ equipment manager in 2010 requested “2 helmets that can pass as game used,” according to court documents obtained by the New York Post. That email, according to plaintiffs’ lawyer Brian Brook, shows that Manning was knowingly passing off any old Giants helmets as helmets he actually wore in games. Manning is accused of working with memorabilia dealer Steiner Sports to sell helmets to fans who thought they were buying authentic game-used gear.

Brook told the Post that the email represents “direct evidence that Manning knowingly gave fraudulent helmets to Steiner for sale to fans.”

On Thursday, Manning held a press conference to address the allegations.

Here’s what he had to say…

It reads…

“I will say I have never done what I’ve been accused of doing. I have no reason to do anything of that nature. I’ve done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide. I know when this is done, everyone will see it the same way…..When you are attacking my integrity, definitely makes me angry…My track record with how I’ve handled myself since I’ve been here in NY 2004 speaks for itself. Do everything with class. That is what I have done and it’s been attacked now….It will all work out. When it all does, I’ll be cleared of this and everyone will see I’ve done nothing wrong….My track record speaks for itself.”

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