The allegations against Eli and others in the Giants organization looks like it may have legs. I heard on the radio on my drive in that there are other Giants employees being implicated in this thing. I can understand equipment managers, who probably don't make all that much, maybe lifting stuff and selling it - even lying about it's use - but a guy who makes the money Eli makes? Why would he create a headache for himself like that?
The whole thing is so stupid I'm reserving judgment, but the first glance of it doesn't look great. Oh well. I suspect the Giants are going to cut a check to make this all go away, and before the season starts, so they don't have to deal with it. The strategy is probably going to be "get it off the back page as quickly as possible".
As a side note - who are these grown men shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars for a helmet because a football player wore it in a game? Dot hey all live in their parents' basements? How pathetic is that? And, how do you have authenticate the thing? How can you ever prove to anyone else it was really worn in a game? dad commented yesterday about the FBI saying most of the memorabilia out there is fake. I don't doubt it. How can you ever prove otherwise? I just don't get the whole thing.
I own exactly one piece of sports memorabilia: it's an autographed football from Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh, who was a first round pick out of Syracuse. And, the only reason I have it is because he is from the town I live in, grew up a mile or so away from me, and his mother was the 6th grade teacher for both my sons. I sent my youngest son in with the football and a sharpie a few years ago when Pugh visited the classroom so he could get the autograph. And, I just did it because I thought it was cool he was coming in to talk to the kids. He does it every year. I've not met him personally, but from what I know about him, he's a great guy. But, my interest is due to a quasi-personal connection. Otherwise, I don't get it.