Memorabilia lawsuit claims Giants gave Strahan a fake Super Bowl jersey

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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.

28 responses to “Memorabilia lawsuit claims Giants gave Strahan a fake Super Bowl jersey

  1. “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.”
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    Weird, I didn’t think my JaMarcus Russell jersey was a replica until I realized that purple stain was Gatorade after all.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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