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Eli Manning insists he did nothing wrong in fraudulent memorabilia suit

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Kristopher Love | 21 April, 2017, 03:21

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning denied accusations Thursday that he knowingly provided fake game-used memorabilia to collectors. "My track record of how I've handled myself since I've been here in NY since 2004 speaks for itself.

I will say that I have never done what I have been accused of doing", Manning told reporters Thursday, according to.

"I have no reason to do anything of that nature", Manning said.

"It'll all work out, and when it all does, I'll be cleared of this and everybody will see I've done nothing wrong".

Manning said he could not go into specifics because of the pending litigation.

Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports appeared on Facebook Live on Monday afternoon to say he's hoping the items Manning gave to him and presented as game-used, that he then sold, were legitimate, but he isn't sure at this time. I know when this is done, everyone will see it the same way....

"2 helmets that can pass as game used".

One of the methods Steiner has used for authentication is matching what is received with photos from the game, though the lawsuit alleges that the Giants' equipment manager is very aware of markings on jerseys and helmets. "I think my track record of how I handled myself since I've been here in NY since 2004 speaks for itself".

Manning said he is "definitely" angry at the way he has been portrayed. "I've tried to handle everything with class and be a stand up citizen, and that's what I have done and that's being attacked right now".

Emails between Manning and Skiba that have been construed as damning to both were taken out of context the two-time Super Bowl MVP said and he's hurt that the public has immediately turned against him without knowing all the facts.

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