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NFL still has nothing to say about Giants memorabilia case

From time to time, the league office will initially have no comment on a given topic, until it does. In the case of the pending memorabilia fraud lawsuit involving the Giants and quarterback Eli Manning, the league office still has nothing to say.

“We will decline comment,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT on Friday regarding two specific questions arising from the situation. First, would a civil finding of memorabilia fraud trigger a review under the Personal Conduct Policy? Second, is there any investigation at this point?

While nothing has been proven to this point, those are fair questions, given the plain terms of the policy.

“Conduct by anyone in the league that is illegal, violent, dangerous, or irresponsible puts innocent victims at risk, damages the reputation of others in the game, and undercuts public respect and support for the NFL,” the policy states.  “We must endeavor at all times to be people of high character; we must show respect for others inside and outside our workplace; and we must strive to conduct ourselves in ways that favorably reflect on ourselves, our teams, the communities we represent, and the NFL.”

The specific list of prohibited acts contained in the policy includes the following: “Crimes of dishonesty such as blackmail, extortion, fraud, money laundering, or racketeering.”

While there necessarily is no crime without a criminal prosecution (and as far as anyone knows there isn’t one in this case, yet), the NFL decided in the wake of the Ray Rice case that it can and will investigate and act upon potentially illegal misconduct regardless of whether the authorities do. If/when the Giants are found civilly liable for memorabilia fraud, or possibly if the Giants settle the case, the league may have no choice but to do something.

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27 Responses to “NFL still has nothing to say about Giants memorabilia case”
  1. craignflfan says: Jul 1, 2017 10:04 AM

    Goodell and Mara had no problem looking the other way when the Giants punter admitted assaulting his wife. You think they care about this? Goodell chooses what to be bothered by depending on the team.

  2. redclaw1314 says: Jul 1, 2017 10:09 AM

    Is it more probable than not that this memorabilia case is a matter of FRAUD? Maximum punishment is needed to assure integrity of the league.

  3. tylawspick6 says: Jul 1, 2017 10:14 AM

    nothing will happen

    the mannings have been cheating with protection
    for years

    goodell protects the maras

  4. patsfan1960 says: Jul 1, 2017 10:27 AM

    If it doesn’t concern the Patriots then goddell doesn’t care espcially when it concerns the giants whose owner is the one that pulls goddess strings

  5. alan226 says: Jul 1, 2017 10:34 AM

    It’s the Mara family. Nothing to see here folks, move along…

  6. ricko1112 says: Jul 1, 2017 10:38 AM

    Widespread and systematic fraud

    Condoning domestic abuse

    Shielding and protecting abusers

    Tampering with opponents’ footballs

    Using illegal communication devices to gain an unfair advantage

    In Goodell’s world, the very epitome of integrity…

  7. clarencewhorley says: Jul 1, 2017 10:46 AM

    If this was the Patriots Belichick would already have been fined and suspended and Brady would miss half the season.

    But this is the Giants, so nothing will happen to the Mara’s or Rooney’s

  8. bkostela says: Jul 1, 2017 11:19 AM

    ricko1112 says:
    Jul 1, 2017 10:38 AM
    Widespread and systematic fraud

    Condoning domestic abuse

    Shielding and protecting abusers

    Tampering with opponents’ footballs

    Using illegal communication devices to gain an unfair advantage

    In Goodell’s world, the very epitome of integrity…
    _______________________________________

    Kraft is basically the new Al Davis and the Pats are the Raiders of the 70s.

    Yes, they’re good, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cheat and play dirty. Just win, baby.

  9. megnailsit says: Jul 1, 2017 11:39 AM

    The stench that has encircled this team in just the past year alone, would be a pr nightmare for most teams, but the entitled Giants roll on with the full support of the NFL and oddly enough, their fans.

  10. briguy5 says: Jul 1, 2017 11:47 AM

    The league won’t do a darn thing because it is the Giants and it is a Manning.

  11. txmidnite says: Jul 1, 2017 11:52 AM

    If you look closely when Goodell speaks, you can see Mara’s lips moving.

  12. jag1959 says: Jul 1, 2017 12:16 PM

    The league doesn’t have to say anything. The Pats fans that whine about their team getting trolled when”nothing was proven” will gladly embrace hypocrisy and fill the void.

  13. jstamper3377 says: Jul 1, 2017 12:32 PM

    The league doesn’t have to say anything. The Pats fans that whine about their team getting trolled when”nothing was proven” will gladly embrace hypocrisy and fill the void.

    ———————————————

    If Manning and the Giants committed fraud, they should be punished, shouldn’t they? You can run all the misdirection about the Pats that you want but the rules are the rules. Integrated is everything……

  14. chuckshontaspads says: Jul 1, 2017 12:48 PM

    Mara and the Mannings have and always will be untouchable, 345 Park Ave. knows why , we will forever be kept in the dark….Integrity

  15. patriots123456 says: Jul 1, 2017 12:57 PM

    The victims here are NFL fans…

    This is the reason 345 Park Ave. Should be involved.

    So far it appears they don’t give a damn about the people that financially make professional football possible.

    Fire Goodell, please…

  16. bdevil1952 says: Jul 1, 2017 1:14 PM

    Like the Patriots Deflategate “scandal” this is just another example of New York bias that permeates the NFL office, located in the heart of Manhattan. I have a colleague who works as a contractor that office (A Giants fan for life) and he has admitted to me the employees and officials in that office are universal in their hatred for all things Patriots. Their local teams, The Jets and Giants, enjoy about a 50/50 split of the in house allegiance to the two teams.

    Can you imagine how hot the investigation would be at this point if The New England organization were involved in this kind of fraud? The Giants get a free pass I guess. It just amazes me what the commissioner’s office was willing drag the Patriots organization for something that was proven to have never happened, unless you don’t believe in science. I guess that is possible, after all, we have a president that doesn’t believe in it either.

  17. pastabelly says: Jul 1, 2017 1:21 PM

    The league better start caring, considering Super Bowl security was so lax that this same guy from Mexico has constantly been ripping off its players.

  18. MichaelEdits says: Jul 1, 2017 1:43 PM

    Anything the NFL says can be used against them in a court of law, so they’re not talking.

  19. webofbelief says: Jul 1, 2017 2:18 PM

    The NFL is no longer even trying to hide its favoritism toward the Giants and disdain for the Patriots.

  20. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 1, 2017 2:41 PM

    Giants helped hide Josh Brown’s serial domestic violence that they were well aware of, and did so with Goodell’s help.

    I doubt very much the corrupt commission will do anything to Eli or the Giants for ripping off the fans with this scam, other than help them bury it and give them no penalty at all.

  21. BarbequeTime says: Jul 1, 2017 2:44 PM

    bkostela says:
    Jul 1, 2017 11:19 AM
    ricko1112 says:
    Jul 1, 2017 10:38 AM
    Widespread and systematic fraud

    Condoning domestic abuse

    Shielding and protecting abusers

    Tampering with opponents’ footballs

    Using illegal communication devices to gain an unfair advantage

    In Goodell’s world, the very epitome of integrity…
    _______________________________________

    Kraft is basically the new Al Davis and the Pats are the Raiders of the 70s.

    Yes, they’re good, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cheat and play dirty. Just win, baby.

    ————————-
    That was actually a list of things the Giants do. The Pats critics have to settle for adjectives not facts. But if all you need are excuses for finishing behind another team adjectives come in handy.

  22. redlikethepig says: Jul 1, 2017 3:02 PM

    “Goodell and Mara had no problem looking the other way when the Giants punter admitted assaulting his wife. ”

    The Giants released him and he never worked since. Not much more they can do.

  23. BarbequeTime says: Jul 1, 2017 7:07 PM

    redlikethepig says:
    Jul 1, 2017 3:02 PM
    “Goodell and Mara had no problem looking the other way when the Giants punter admitted assaulting his wife. ”

    The Giants released him and he never worked since. Not much more they can do.

    —————–

    Correct, thats what they did after the cover up broke down.

  24. megnailsit says: Jul 1, 2017 10:16 PM

    Yeah, redlikethepig, except they didn’t have to sign him to a contract first, with the information already being known.

  25. laserw says: Jul 2, 2017 9:16 AM

    The problem here is that the New York Nightmara Family Crime syndicate is involved in this fraud and they also control a huge portion of the NFL; the NFL is unlikely to seriously pursue this issue because the fraud likely extends to the controlling rat family of the Maras. Without the Mara support Goodhell would not be in power and he panders to the Mara mafia.

    I doubt that this fraud (which is likely bigger than we know) would have gone on without the Mara family either condoning or ignoring the obvious signs. This is going to be juicy when the whole thing is exposed.

    I want the Maras in jail.

  26. ibillwt says: Jul 2, 2017 4:18 PM

    E-Lie

  27. Obi Wan Jablowme says: Jul 2, 2017 8:25 PM

    Perception is reality. I completely agree with many of the above comments regarding the concept that Goodell plays favorites. For the sake of argument, let’s just say that isn’t actually true (hahahaha, it’s so hard to type that). The real problem is that so many fans believe it is true. When that many fans believe it is true, the NFL has a gigantic problem. And that, more than anything is what needs to be addressed, most likely by finding a new commissioner. Sad state of affairs really. Also telling is the fact that 100% of the fans feel this way, yet only accept it when it is convenient. The giants mess up? Goodell has no integrity and plays favorites. The patriots are accused of deflating footballs? Goodell is honest Abe and is the shining example of integrity. Hilarious. Sad. True. All of the above

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