Angry Eli Manning Denies Any Wrongdoing in Memorabilia Case

Getty Images              Quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants

New York Giants QB Eli Manning is disputing allegations of fraud being brought forward against him in a lawsuit by several New Jersey memorabilia dealers.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning is speaking out against the notion that he was involved in a fake sports memorabilia scheme. "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", he continued. I have no reason to do anything of that nature.

"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 added that he would not be able to discuss specific aspects of the civil case because the lawsuit is still underway.

Steiner said Monday his company has had a deal with Manning since his 2003 rookie season and that for a period of about five years, Manning threw in two to three game-used items per season as part of a bonus to his contract.

Manning seems particularly upset how quickly many have seemingly turned on him, despite his history in NY and his many years without incidents since entering the NFL. "And I know that when this is all done, everybody will see it the same way". "That is it. Eli", Manning wrote to Skiba, according to the documents. "The email predates any litigation, and there was no legal obligation to store it on the Giants server".

With nearly nothing to talk about at this stage in the season, the situation regarding Eli Manning and the potential forgery of game-used items has been a hot story among the media.

The quarterback said that his track record speaks for itself and said that he was angry that people have "turned" on him because of the allegations leveled in the suit. "I think my track record of how I handled myself since I've been here in NY since 2004 speaks for itself". I've tried to do everything with class and be a standup citizen.

Manning, who is scheduled to earn nearly $20 million in salary and bonuses this season, was asked why he had a contract with a memorabilia dealer when he made so much money on the field.