Eli Manning spoke with media Thursday about his alleged role in a memorabilia scandal and vigorously defended himself against the accusations leveled against him.

The New York Giants quarterback is accused of making a request for scuffed up helmets that would have been sold as real game-worn helmets. He vehemently denies ever having any involvement in such activities.

The Giants have stood behind Manning throughout this process, as has former teammate Brandon Jacobs.

Clearly, the quarterback with the squeaky clean track record doesn’t appreciate having his name dragged into the mud.