Hall of Fame makes conflicting statements on Eli Manning’s helmet

Reuters

Is the helmet Eli Manning wore in Super Bowl XLII on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame? That depends on which statement from the Hall of Fame you believe.

The Hall of Fame’s website says that it displays “The helmets worn by New York Giants’ teammates Eli Manning and David Tyree in their team’s Super Bowl XLII win over the New England Patriots.” But Hall of Fame V.P. of Communications Joe Horrigan told NJ.com, “It’s been displayed only as ‘Eli Manning’s helmet.'”

This matters because Manning and the Giants are being sued by a memorabilia collector who says they “repeatedly engaged in the distribution of fraudulent Giants memorabilia.” According to the New York Post, that helmet is one of dozens of pieces of memorabilia the dealer says the Giants and Manning have falsely claimed were game-worn.

The Giants and Manning deny any wrongdoing.