Eli Manning responded to allegations he took part in a scheme to provide fake game-worn memorabilia to collectors, saying "I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide." 

By SI Wire
April 20, 2017

Giants quarterback Eli Manning pushed back Thursday against allegations that he took part in a scheme to provide fake game-worn memorabilia to collectors, saying "I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide." 

The New York Post reported last week that it obtained court documents containing emails indicating Manning tried to pass off equipment as game-used. Manning sent the Giants' equipment manager an email in 2010 requesting "two helmets that can pass as game used." 

The two-time Super Bowl winner said Thursday he is angry about the attacks on his character.

"I’ve tried to do everything with class and be a standup citizen," Manning said, according to ESPN. "That’s what I have done.’’

The controversy—which is a civil, not criminal offense—prompted a response from the Giants last week.

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"The email, taken out of context, was shared with the media by an unscrupulous memorabilia dealer and his counsel who for years has been seeking to leverage a big payday," the team tweeted

Manning passed for 4,027 yards and 16 touchdowns last year as the Giants went 11-5. 

-Tim Balk

 

 

 

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