A lawsuit that alleges Giants quarterback Eli Manning committed memorabilia fraud was reportedly settled, ProFootballTalk's Michael David Smith reports.
The Giants, Manning and Steiner Sports are alleged to have falsely provided non-game-used helmets for sale as certified game-used helmets. The plaintiffs' lawyers uncovered an email last year that Manning sent to the team's equipment director in 2010 when he asked for two helmets "that can pass as game used."
Jury selection was supposed to begin on Monday, however the trial did not start because one of the attorneys involved had a death of the family, according to Smith.
"Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown have resolved all claims in their pending litigation against the New York Giants, Eli Manning, John Mara, William Heller, Joseph Skiba, Edward Skiba and Steiner Sports, in accordance with a confidential settlement agreement reached today," Giants spokesperson Karen Kessler said in a statement to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. "The compromise agreement, entered into by all parties, should not be viewed as supporting any allegations, claims or defenses. All parties are grateful to have the matter, which began in 2014, concluded and are now focused on football, the fans and the future."
Manning had previously denied all wrongdoing in the case. Terms of the settlement were not immediately known.