News

Giants’ Eli Manning accused of selling fake memorabilia

Giants’ Eli Manning accused of selling fake memorabilia

SUPER FAKES?: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, accompanied by team co-owner Steve Tisch, second from right, stops to sign autographs before ringing the New York Stock Exchange closing bell, Thursday, Jan. 30. Photo: Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A sports memorabilia collector in New Jersey is accusing members of the NFL’s New York Giants of engaging in a scam to sell fake “game-worn” equipment for profit.

Eric Inselberg of Short Hills filed suit in Bergen County Superior Court on Wednesday against quarterback Eli Manning, Giants owner John Mara and others for allegedly doctoring jerseys, helmets and other equipment to make it look as though they had been used during play.

Manning and the Giants issued statements saying the suit is without merit and they planned to fight it.

Inselberg was among a group of memorabilia dealers accused of selling counterfeit jerseys following an FBI sting.

The Justice Department case against Inselberg was dropped. He says in court papers he wants the Giants held accountable for the lies that led to his indictment and ruined his business.

Recent Headlines

in Weird

Dallas woman accused in illegal butt injections surrenders

Needles

Dallas police say a woman accused of providing illegal buttocks injections has surrendered to authorities.

in Music

Iron Maiden frontman returns to public eye

In this photo made available on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, singer Bruce Dickinson performs during the concert of the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden at the Sziget (Island) Festival on the Shipyard Island in northern Budapest, Hungary, late Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. The Island Festival is one of the biggest cultural events of Europe with an emphasis on music.

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson makes his first public appearance since undergoing treatment for cancer.

in Entertainment, Weird

Balki’s bills: ‘Perfect Strangers’ star owes $280K in taxes, mortgage payments

pinchot

Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.

in Music

Scott Stapp completes 90-day rehab stint

scottstapp

The Creed frontman has had a rocky couple of months but his bandmates say he's on the road to recovery.

in Music

Van Halen plan tour, live album

vanhalen

The band is back and ready to hit the road.