Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Eli Manning Reaches Settlement in Memorabilia Fraud Lawsuit

Eli Manning Reaches Settlement in Memorabilia Fraud Lawsuit

Eli Manning's lawsuit with a memorabilia dealer who accused the Giants quarterback of conspiring with the team's equipment staff to sell fake "game-used" helmets has been settled, according to ESPN.

Three memorabilia collectors filed a civil fraud and racketeering suit in January 2014 against the Giants, Manning, equipment manager Joe Skiba, Steiner Sports and team co-owner and CEO John Mara, claiming that the two-time Super Bowl MVP instructed Skiba to get equipment so it could be sold off as authentic.

Filed four years ago by Eric Inselberg after an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid ruined his memorabilia business, the suit alleging that the Giants passed off phony helmets, including two Manning had supposedly worn in separate Super Bowl wins, had been slowly gaining steam. "All parties are grateful to have the matter, which began in 2014, concluded and are now focused on football, the fans and the future", the statement read.

Prior to Monday night's settlement, Superior Court Judge Charles E. Powers Jr. said attorneys instead will only begin picking the jury next Monday, in a process that may take several days. There was little optimism from all parties involved that a settlement would soon be reached.

"I'm not sure yet whether I'm going to call him in our case", Brook said.

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Attributing the repeated delays to "standard defense stuff", Brook would not comment on potential settlement talks and noted only that he was "disappointed" in having to wait another week to start trial.

They also had sought punitive damages in the lawsuit that alleged Manning delivered the memorabilia to Steiner Sports with a signed letter claiming that they were "game used". Manning and the team had denied the allegations.

Another email exchange, this one from Manning's personal account to Skiba, appeared to show the quarterback asking Skiba to produce two helmets "that can pass as game used".

A court filing from April 2017 showed a 2008 email exchange from Inselberg to equipment manager Joe Skiba, in which the former asked if a helmet and jersey being represented as game-used were actually "the bs ones eli asked you to make up because he didnt want to give up the real stuff".

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