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Lawsuit Accuses Eli Manning, Giants of Selling Counterfeit Memorabilia

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The New York Giants may not be preparing for the Super Bowl, but they are getting ready for a courtroom battle.

A lawsuit claims that quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants organization created counterfeit memorabilia and sold it to fans and collectors.

The suit alleges that numerous fake helmets and jerseys were sold as "game-worn" during Giants Super Bowl appearances and in other big games.

It also claims that team executives intentionally damaged the equipment to make them appear used.

In a statement, the Giants said, "This suit is completely without any merit whatsoever and we will defend it vigorously."

Lawyers for the plaintiff, who is a sports memorabilia collector, say that their client was wrongfully accused in a federal indictment, which was eventually dropped.

They say they just want the individuals responsible held accountable.

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