A lawsuit filed Thursday made allegations that Eli Manning and people with the Giants had sold fake game-worn memorabilia.
During Thursday's media availability leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, Broncos defensive lineman Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton was asked about it.
"That’s the first time I’ve heard that, he said. "That’s weird to me. I don’t know where the logic comes into that. That’s new to me. I don’t know how to comment on something like that."
And what if he were to purchase something that was not authentic but was sold as such?
“I’d be upset if I paid my hard-working money for someone else’s jersey and for memories and it’s not actually what I want," Knighton said. "It’s like when you order food, you order it a certain way. And when you don’t get it, you take it back. You want it your way. So I’d be upset.”
Would something like that change Knighton's opinion of the player representing the merchandise he purchased?
“Well, if the player has something to do with it, yes," he said. "But a lot of times, you don’t know where it’s stemming from, but if the player had something to do with it than you’d definitely look at a person different.”
Both the Giants and Manning issued statements denying the claims and called the lawsuit "without merit."