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Memorabilia lawsuit claims Giants gave Strahan a fake Super Bowl jersey


As overlooked off-field entanglements go, few are more potentially intriguing than the lingering lawsuit claiming that the Giants  sold fraudulent jerseys, helmets, and other memorabilia. The latest in the lawsuit suggests that, in the case of Michael Strahan, the Giants actually sold the genuine article and stuck Strahan with a fake.

Via Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News, the three plaintiffs in the lawsuit now claim that Giants clubhouse attendant Edward Skiba sold Strahan’s jersey from Super Bowl XLII and gave Strahan a replica that was made to look like it had been worn during the game, “even adding Gatorade stains to the fabric.”

The original lawsuit, filed in 2014, claimed that quarterback Eli Manning was involved in the scam to sell “game-used” memorabilia because he wanted to keep the actual articles, and that the Giants lied to federal agents about one of the plaintiffs, triggering a prosecution that was later abandoned, in order to cover up the fraud. The Giants successfully have gotten portions of the claims dismissed, and they say that they intend to continue to aggressively defend themselves against all charges.

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28 Responses to “Memorabilia lawsuit claims Giants gave Strahan a fake Super Bowl jersey”
  1. mikelitoris1 says: Mar 12, 2016 10:51 PM

    “Via Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News, the three plaintiffs in the lawsuit now claim that Giants clubhouse attendant Edward Skiba sold Strahan’s jersey from Super Bowl XLII and gave Strahan a replica that was made to look like it had been worn during the game, “even adding Gatorade stains to the fabric.”

    Weird, I didn’t think my JaMarcus Russell jersey was a replica until I realized that purple stain was Gatorade after all.

  2. hahalolrofl says: Mar 12, 2016 11:01 PM

    Giants. FBI. Scams. Lawsuits. Cover-ups.

    Some things never change.

  3. hahalolrofl says: Mar 12, 2016 11:12 PM


    Some things never change.

  4. icebowler says: Mar 13, 2016 12:13 AM

    The Giants now claim that someone put the jersey thru the laundry and that it’s now just gatorfade.

  5. richiethegreek says: Mar 13, 2016 12:18 AM

    Not surprising coming from a 2nd rate organization. Their moron fans getting ripped off by their own organization is the best part.

  6. levanderwilliams says: Mar 13, 2016 12:37 AM

    Stay classy G men…

  7. justintuckrule says: Mar 13, 2016 1:34 AM

    I bought an Eagles jersey. No stains. It must be real.

  8. rmavs says: Mar 13, 2016 1:39 AM

    Enough is never enough no matter what tax bracket you reside in!

  9. thetruthstings says: Mar 13, 2016 4:22 AM

    Eli Manning would never resort to that! To Garbage!!!

  10. bigwinintx says: Mar 13, 2016 4:26 AM


    Drives people nuts!

  11. selfpromotingqb says: Mar 13, 2016 8:07 AM

    Mannings are gangsta

  12. key2heat says: Mar 13, 2016 8:33 AM

    That is typical NY corruption.

  13. rootpain says: Mar 13, 2016 8:40 AM

    If true, another sad indictment on the Manning family. Are they really so greedy that they even can’t part with the small stuff, like a game Jersey. Even if it was a Super Bowl game Jersey. And if it means that much to you, keep the damn thing and say you are keeping it. Don’t go and fleece someone who is far less financially capable than yourself from purchasing the thing.
    The Manning are becoming more and more of a disgrace as time goes by.

  14. jchipwood says: Mar 13, 2016 9:20 AM

    Brady has the orignal.

  15. dsigrey says: Mar 13, 2016 9:47 AM

    Million bucks, a first and fourth. That’s where the NFL should start.

  16. finatic1 says: Mar 13, 2016 10:24 AM

    I knew I shouldn’t have bought this game worn Dion Jordan jersey.

  17. 4zoltan says: Mar 13, 2016 11:39 AM

    Attention NFL memorabilia fans – for one day only I’m willing to part with a piece of NFL history.

    For a very reasonable price – you can own the air that was let out of the footballs in the infamous deflategate incident.

  18. TheDPR says: Mar 13, 2016 11:42 AM

    A Manning thinking the rules don’t apply to him in his pursuit of more money? That’s never happened before!

  19. laserw says: Mar 13, 2016 12:49 PM

    The New York Nightmaras are a crime syndicate – why should this be any surprise. The way they conduct business is disgraceful. They should be punished under RICO and the family locked away forever.

  20. lemmetalkwouldya says: Mar 13, 2016 2:59 PM

    Wow …… the Giants selling off fraudulent memorabilia, just so Manning can keep the real thing???

    And they even stiffed their OWN PLAYER in the process????

    Sad, what greed can do. These people are already millionaires, it’s never enough.

  21. youknowiknowitall says: Mar 13, 2016 7:16 PM

    To be honest, I think that was a fake Super Bowl (gifted to the NYG by NFL HQ) so all those jerseys are fake.

  22. titknocker says: Mar 14, 2016 8:48 AM

    somehow this is Bill Belichicks fault…..Goodell probably stole another draft pick fro Patriots.

  23. Seprix says: Mar 14, 2016 4:02 PM

    What is it with Mannings and potential scandals? You never see Aaron Rodgers get in trouble.

  24. Mo Pro Babble says: Mar 15, 2016 8:38 AM

    Fake jersey for the holder of a fake sack record, priceless.

    Whatever happened to the NFL “employee who was caught stealing game balls that were slated for charities for personal gain? That’s where deflategate really started.

  25. nygnjd says: Mar 15, 2016 10:30 AM

    Just assume they are guilty. Even though they keep getting claims dismissed. I thought this was America? Innocent until proven guilty ring a bell with anyone?

  26. joshgordonsbong says: Mar 15, 2016 12:24 PM

    Lol I think it’s pretty sad all these comments believing Eli is out there fleecing people…But hey no one ever accused an Eagles of ya know, being smart in any capacity at all

  27. John Schwerdt says: Mar 15, 2016 1:41 PM

    You’re an idiot for investing any money in sports memorabilia to begin with.

    50% of it is fraudulent overall, Game-worn does not mean Game-used, and if you think the billionaire owners of an NFL team would side conspire with their equipment managers to screw one of their all-time great players, I don’t know what else to tell you.

  28. gizzmonic says: Feb 9, 2017 3:35 PM

    don’t these tools make enough dough as a player?
    How much is enough before you rise above this crap? Greedy SOBs

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