A lawsuit filed Thursday in New Jersey Superior Court alleges the New York Giants sold fraudulent memorabilia, according to documents obtained by the New York Daily News.
Three men claim that Giants clubhouse attendant Edward Skiba sold Michael Strahan’s Super Bowl XLII jersey to one of the plaintiffs and gave the Hall of Fame defensive end a fake one in its place.
“The Giants went to great lengths to make the jersey they gave to Strahan falsely appear as if it was worn during the Super Bowl, even adding Gatorade stains to the fabric,” the lawsuit alleges. It adds that there was a government cover-up of fraudulent sales to fans.
This suit stems from one filed in 2014, which claimed quarterback Eli Manning was involved and sold game-used memorabilia so he could keep the original articles. A judge dismissed some claims in January, but allowed others to continue.
A team spokeswoman told the Daily News that the team plans to fight all allegations, and expects to win.
– Kenny Ducey