What’s the matter Eli, the media is exposing you and no one believes you? Ain’t that some sh*t huh? Witch hunts are real, but this time, you’re being exposed as a fraud.
Yesterday it was revealed that there was email evidence that Eli Manning knowingly passed off merchandise that was not authentic to Steiner Sports and passed as authentic. While there is direct email proof that Eli was in on the whole thing, he is denying the accusations.
A statement from Eli’s representatives:
“The email, taken out of context, was shared with the media by an unscrupulous memorabilia dealer and his counsel who for years has been seeking to leverage a big payday,” McCarter & English, the law firm representing the Giants in the case, said in a statement. “The email predates any litigation, and there was no legal obligation to store it on the Giants server. Eli Manning is well known for his integrity and this is just the latest misguided attempt to defame his character.”
It all started when diehard Giants fan Michael Jakab says he started to smell a rat shortly after shelling out $4,300 for a Giants helmet signed by quarterback Eli Manningand inscribed “Game Used 2007-08 Superbowl Season.”
The construction worker from Floral Park, LI, “spent countless hours” comparing the scratches on the helmet to photos of Manning on the field, court papers say.
Jakab realized the helmet was missing the Velcro strips quarterbacks use to hold radio receivers for messages from their coaches. He then used a black light to look for remnants of the Velcro adhesive before concluding the helmet “had never been used in a game by Manning” and “was actually worthless to collectors,” his suit says.
Former teammate Brandon Jacobs weighed in with a post on Instagram:
It’s a witch hunt! Can you believe this Eli! The NFL would NEVER do something like this, right? How does it feel now? I want Ted Wells’ mustache all over this like white on rice. I want millions of dollars investigated. I want Eli’s Hotmail account dissected like you read about. I want 4 games. I will won’t be happy until there’s 4 games for Eli. I want this on the evening news leading off every single night time show. This is such a fraudulent move, far worse than anything the Patriots have ever been accused of. Except this time, there is, you know, evidence.
Get ready doofus, you and your family are about to be exposed.. again