Jury selection for memorabilia fraud case against Eli Manning begins Monday
Eli Manning is being sued by a New Jersey memorabilia dealer for allegedly providing fake “game-used” helmets.
Somewhat surprisingly, the case did not reach a settlement out of court, so now proceedings are beginning. On Monday, the jury selection for the case began.
According to a report from ESPN, there’s still time for a settlement, but Manning could soon find himself facing questions from the witness stand:
Barring a last-minute settlement, the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback could take the witness stand to defend himself against the explosive allegations as early as next week.
The suit was filed back in 2014, but it has taken this long to reach court. It centers around two helmets that were allegedly passed off as “game-used” without actually being used in games.
The case could still take a while to adjudicate, but Manning has vociferously declared his innocence in the case.