New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has vehemently denied that he knowingly gave up fake "game-used" memorabilia to collectors, as he was accused of doing in a recent lawsuit

The typically laid back QB was uncharacteristically angry when speaking with reporters today as he shot down rumors about his involvement in selling fraudulent memorabilia, and that potentially incriminating emails were "taken out of context."


"I've tried to do everything with class and be a stand-up citizen," Manning said. "That's what I have done and that's being attacked right now.

"I'm just more angry than anything ... having to deal with this and knowing that I did nothing wrong and [am] still being attacked."

"I will say that I've never done what I've been accused of doing. I have no reason, nor have I ever had any reason, to do anything of that nature," Manning said. "I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide. And I know that when this is all done everybody will see it the same way."

Manning and New York Giants equipment manager Joe Skiba are accused of trying to pass off unused items, such as helmets that sold for over $4,000, as "game-used." 

Check out Eli's full comments below.