Byron Marshall, the brother of New York Giants Super Bowl champion and Ring of Honor inductee Leonard Marshall, has officially filed a lawsuit against the team.
Marshall is suing the Giants over what his famous brother calls a ‘frivolous’ matter that stems back to last September’s Ring of Honor ceremony which Leonard reportedly barred Byron from for personal reasons.
From NJ Advance Media:
Byron Marshall is seeking a “to be determined” amount of money for compensatory and punitive damages — plus “to be determined” cash for pain and suffering.
Byron Marshall initially said — when he proposed this lawsuit — that he wanted $10 million and a lifetime supply of Giants season tickets.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the United States District Court of New Jersey. It contains no demand for $10 million specifically — or for Giants tickets.
Christopher C. Roberts — an East Orange-based attorney who is representing Byron Marshall met in late March with the Giants’ legal team — but neither side changed its stance coming out of that meeting. So Roberts and Byron Marshall decided the file the suit.
“My client feels that he’s been wronged by the Giants — and that’s he been defamed,” Roberts told NJ Advance Media on Thursday. “He’s seeking his day in court. The Giants contend that the case is frivolous — and that’s going to be their position.”
The Giants, thus far, have declined to comment on the lawsuit.