The New York Giants haven’t had an odd offseason situation in some weeks, but that streak is over as one of their high profile free agents may be held in contempt of court. This free agent is Kenny Golladay, one of the most hyped signings overall that the Giants brought in this year.
The legal case behind all of this doesn’t actually involve Golladay directly. He’s not a party in the civil lawsuit, but nonetheless received a subpoena that would have seen him appear at a virtual deposition last December. Due to missing that deposition, he could be held in contempt of court.
Golladay is a non-party with no potential liability in a civil case in which his former NFL agent, Jason Bernstein, is suing memorabilia company Redland Sports and MVP Authentics for allegedly violating an exclusive rights contract by working with rival NFL agent Todd France to set up an autograph signing in 2019. Golladay played with the Lions at the time and later became a client of Franceâ€™s at Creative Artists Agency.
It seems, effectively, that Golladay has been caught in the middle of a fight between his former agent and his current agency. Thanks to missing the deposition, he’ll have until July 22nd to provide an explanation for his absence.
That date is cutting it pretty close to Giants training camp, which is set to begin five days later. With that being said, it’s not certain this legal matter will end up having any impact on Golladay’s ability to attend – or prove to be much of a distraction.
We don’t know all the details and it’s quite possible there’s a good reason why Golladay didn’t respond to the subpoena. If there is one, the situation might quickly fade out of relevance without anymore trouble for Golladay or the Giants.