Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Documents: Eli Manning Was Involved In Scheme To Defraud Collectors

Documents: Eli Manning Was Involved In Scheme To Defraud Collectors

According to court documents filed Tuesday and obtained by the New York Post, Manning used a personal AOL account to send emails to the official team account of a Giants employee.

The filing also alleges the New York Giants didn't follow up on a request for access to Manning's AOL (yes, of course Eli uses AOL) account that was used to send an email to an official National Football League account.

As of now, Manning nor the giants have responded to the allegations made in the legal filing. Along with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Manning recently won the NFL's Walter Payton Award for excellence on and off the field.

Prior to that email, the lawsuit had included only an alleged conversation between Manning and Skiba to put together some equipment that could be described as game-used.

Manning reportedly turned over the emails himself last week.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs allege in the documents that the emails prove "Manning was looking to give non-game-used helmets to Steiner to satisfy - fraudulently - his contractual obligation".

Less than 15 minutes later, at 2:25 p.m., Manning wrote back to Zucker, saying: "Should be able to get them for tomorrow".

The Giants were also accused of giving former star defensive lineman Michael Strahan his "game-used" jersey from the same Super Bowl, which was also supposedly a fake. Brook did credit Manning and his attorneys for disclosing the email.

They added, "Eli Manning is well-known for his integrity and this is just the latest misguided attempt to defame his character".

The mystery of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been solved.

Apparel used in games is typically worth more to collectors.

In a comment exchange on his Instagram post, Jacobs even bluntly states "it was sold by the equipment manager of the Giants".

This is bad news for both Steiner Sports and the New York Giants, as this story could snowball into something much larger if other players were involved in the scam.

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