Eli Manning insists he did nothing wrong in memorabilia suit

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By TOM CANAVAN

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) An angry Eli Manning denies providing fake game-used memorabilia to a collector.

A 2014 lawsuit accuses the New York Giants quarterback of doctoring jerseys, helmets and other equipment to make it look as if they had been used during play. Giants owner John Mara is among those named in the suit.

Manning insists he has done nothing wrong and has nothing to hide. The two-time Super Bowl MVP predicts he will be vindicated.

A plaintiff has filed a motion to compel testimony that included an email from Manning to a team equipment manager asking for two helmets that could pass as game-used.

Manning spoke Thursday at an offseason availability. He refused to answer specific questions because the lawsuit is pending. The trial is scheduled for September.

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