Jury selection for a case alleging that New York Giants QB Eli Manning defrauded a sports memorabilia dealer was supposed to begin on Monday.
However, the case won’t see the courtroom, as it was announced on Monday night that a settlement had been reached.
Pro Football Talk reported on Monday night that Manning and his lawyers had reached a deal with the New Jersey-based sports memorabilia dealer:
Manning has settled the memorabilia fraud lawsuit that had been scheduled to begin today, a league source tells PFT.
Whether Manning would have been found innocent or not will never be known, but now he has this burden off his plate heading into the 2018 season.
Whatever happens, Manning will likely be much more careful when it comes to interacting with memorabilia dealers in the past.