In what father Archie Manning deemed a “bombshell” for his son, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning released a statement Thursday through the team addressing the lawsuit brought forth against himself and the Giants organization, among others.
“The Giants told me this suit is completely without merit and I have no reason to believe otherwise,” he said. “The Giants are going to fight it and so will I.”
The lawsuit could rock the Giants organization to its core, but they appear intent on fighting the allegations made by dealer Eric Inselberg that they produced and distributed fake memorabilia. In total, eight people and New York Giants, Inc. are implicated in the lawsuit.
Archie believes the lawsuit is an “opportunistic attention-grabber,” according to NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan, as it has become public with the eldest Manning child, Peyton, set to play in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in three days.
“Eli has always tried to do what is right,” Archie told Raanan. “It’s Super Bowl week, they got a big story out there.”