Let's not pretend that this is a unique and horrifying story about one unethical athlete. I would be willing to bet you that Eli Manning is just the guy who got caught saying what he felt:
Per court documents, Manning sent an email to equipment manager Joe Skiba that read, "2 helmets that can pass as game used. That is it. Eli."
This came shortly after a request from marketing agent Alan Zucker for two game-used helmets and jerseys.
Manning, Skiba and the Giants were among those named in a lawsuit from three memorabilia collectors.
Another email exchange featured Skiba admitting to the plaintiff that Manning created the fake memorabilia because he "didnt want to give up the real stuff."
So much for the sanctity of the sport and the love that an organization has for its fans. Anything for a buck, right?
Do you know how much sports memorabilia I own?
Because it's probably all fake, and always has been fake, so why throw away money on something that could be real or could be as phony as Eli's crocodile tears will be when he has to address this issue. I don't hound people for autographs and I don't care about selfies or anything like that. Do you know what's real?
But why throw away money on something? For the fun of it? Well, I guess it depends on how you define fun.
Oh, and why are most of Archie Manning's kids assholes?