Giants quarterback Eli Manning's trial for allegedly selling fabricated game-used memorabilia has been delayed, Newsday's Jim Baumbach reports.
Trial over whether Eli Manning fraudulently passed off unused helmets as game used has been delayed. Was supposed to start Sept. 25.- Jim Baumbach (@jimbaumbach) June 21, 2017
The trial was originally set to begin on Sept. 25, and Manning's deposition -- which was supposed to take place on June 27 -- will now be done sometime between the beginning of August and the end of September.
No new trial date set. Eli's deposition, scheduled for next Tuesday, also delayed. Now depositions to occur between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30.- Jim Baumbach (@jimbaumbach) June 21, 2017
A settlement could still be reached, as reported by the New York Daily News last month, which would eliminate the need for Manning and other Giants personnel from testifying.
Manning and the team are accused of selling fabricated game-used memorabilia. Steiner Sports is also involved in the case and is being sued along with Manning and the Giants.
"The plaintiffs are trying to sensationalize the mundane task of scheduling depositions, which takes place in every case, and is happening now," Karen Kessler, the spokesperson for the firm representing the Giants, told the Daily News.
Manning has continued to deny the claims against him.