Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Eli Manning gets heated while denying fake memorabilia accusations

Eli Manning gets heated while denying fake memorabilia accusations

A memorabilia dealer who is involved in the lawsuit alleging that the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning were complicit in passing off fake game-used memorabilia took to social media to explain where his company now stands.

"I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide", Manning said.

"I will say that I've never done what I've been accused of doing", Manning said.

Manning said he has heard "nothing from the NFL" regarding the matter.

The email in question was included in a court filing in Bergen County (N.J.) Superior Court by the plaintiffs - collectors Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown - who first filed a lawsuit three years ago.

That partnership has come under question with the news of a lawsuit surrounding Manning and whether he provided "game-used" memorabilia to Steiner as contractually obligated.

The emails included in the documents include one from Manning to Skiba from April 27, 2010, requesting "2 helmets that can pass as game used", and another from Manning to his marketing agent, Alan Zucker, sent shortly after the Skiba exchange telling Zucker he "should be able to get them for tomorrow". The suit also maintains the Giants were complicit by not saving the incriminating e-mail.

The two-time Super Bowl victor has a contract with Steiner Sports, a prominent sports memorabilia seller, but Manning said he would have no financial incentive by trying to pass along equipment that wasn't authentic. I have no reason to do anything of that nature. A trial is set for September. "Just more angry than anything about having to deal with it and knowing that I've done nothing wrong and still being attacked".

"This is troublesome to me", Steiner said. I know when this is done, everyone will see it the same way....

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