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Eli Manning Cheating Controversy; Former New York Giants Wide Receiver Amani Toomer Criticizes Daniel Jones

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The Manning name in the NFL is prestigious. It all started with Archie Manning and his long term tenure with the New Orleans Saints. Then his son Peyton, who was one of the greatest to ever play the game for both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. Then, you have Eli Manning of the New York Giants who from a skill standpoint may not have been as talented as his brother Peyton, but was equally successful in winning two Super Bowls.

However, that does not change the fact that Eli Manning has a dark side.

In 2010, Eli Manning was reportedly part of a scheme to sell used New York Giants equipment as “game worn” to sports memorabilia collectors even though the items at hand were never actually used in game. Manning allegedly tried to cheat these memorabilia collectors to earn a quick profit. Manning went as far as sending an email to equipment manager Joe Skiba asking for “2 helmets that can pass as game used.”

Manning’s attorney stated the following at the time:

“This email, taken out of context, was shared with the media by an unscrupulous memorabilia dealer and his counsel who for years has been seeking to leverage a big payday,” she said. “The email predates any litigation, and there was no legal obligation to store it on the Giants server.

Manning ended up setting the eventually ended up settling the cases brought against him out of court. It seems fairly obvious that he intended to cheat these collectors. Was he not making enough money as it is? Shame on Eli. Cheating out your fans is not a good look.

In other NFL news, former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer had some harsh words to say about current Giants quarterback, Daniel Jones. Toomer had the following to say about 3rd year quarterback:

“My fear for Daniel Jones, there’s so many good things that he does do in terms of making decisions downfield and all that stuff,” Toomer said. “But in terms of the one thing that is every quarterback and running back’s Achilles heel is that if you turn the ball over you’re not long for this league, and he’s turned the ball over at an incredible rate.”

“Unless he can figure out a way to take care of the football we’re never going to know how good he is because he’s going to be out of here, he’s gonna be on the next thing smokin’ as soon as possible if he can’t control — I mean, some of the turnovers are people just ripping the ball out of his hands…that’s just unacceptable,” Toomer said.

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