The lawsuit between Eli Manning and a group of memorabilia collectors who claim the Giants quarterback defrauded them is over before it can reach the stage at which a jury would rule on whether or not Manning did in fact defraud the collectors.
That’s because Manning and the Giants and the other parties involved have agreed to a settlement with Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown. Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown have resolved all claims in their pending litigation against the New York Giants, Eli Manning, John Mara, William Heller, Joseph Skiba, Edward Skiba and Steiner Sports, in accordance with a confidential settlement agreement reached today, the Giants said in a statement, via Pro Football Talk. The compromise agreement, entered into by all parties, should not be viewed as supporting any allegations, claims or defenses.
But oftentimes a settlement is just that: a payment designed to eliminate the hassle of the trail. The Giants also may have felt that a jury would end up siding with the common man in this case, rather than the superstar quarterback and NFL team loaded with money, regardless of the outcome.
Ennis, who admitted hitting Foster with a hanger, also said she called 911 three times as another revenge tactic.
“I wanted to be extra. I wanted him to go down. I was pissed,” she said.
Ennis, who began crying on the stand, said she also wanted money from of Foster after the breakup, going as far as fleeing to Louisiana with some of Foster’s money and jewelry.
“It was all a money scheme. I didn’t want to get this far in the news. It was about money,” she said.
According to her testimony, this isn’t the first time she accused a boyfriend of assaulting her. In November 2011 she accused a partner of assault after he ended their relationship, which resulted in her going to jail. The charges of aggravated assault were eventually dropped.
Ennis accused Foster of assaulting her Feb. 11 by dragging her by her hair and also punching her, among other things, during the incident. Ennis’ injuries included a ruptured eardrum, according to the DA’s initial report.