In an explosive lawsuit, the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning are accused of creating fake game-worn football gear and passing it of as the real thing.

The complaint claims one of the forged items, a signed helmet supposedly worn by Manning, is sitting the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Documents say Manning took part in the scheme in order to hold on to his personal gear.

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In an email exchange from 2008 between Eric Inselberg, the sports collector who filed the suit, and the team equipment manager Joe Skiba, Inselberg writes, “Hey Joe, my buddy was offered an eli game used helmet and jersey. Are these the bs ones eli asked you to make up because he didnt want to give up the real stuff? [sic]”

Skiba responded, “BS ones, you are correct.”

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera  joined The Real Story today to weigh in on the allegations.

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