Manning lets struggling hospital out of contract

He’s St. Eli to St. Vincent’s.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning — who has already raked in
hundreds of thousands of dollars doing publicity for the Greenwich
Village hospital — has agreed to forgo future paychecks because of
its fiscal straits, his spokesman said Tuesday.

“When Eli learned that the hospital was in financial
difficulties, he released them from the contract … from the
monetary agreement,” said the spokesman for sports-marketing firm
IMG.

The cash-strapped Catholic hospital — which has already
shelled out at least $600,000 to the superstar athlete since 2006
— said in a statement:

“Due to our current financial situation, the hospital will be
unable to continue this partnership and has no intention of making
payments going forward.”

The hospital — saddled with $700 million in debt — recently
laid off hundreds of workers and dramatically slashed the salaries
of other staffers in order to keep its doors open.

Over the summer, St. Vincent’s inked a new $1 million
agreement with Manning as part of a five-year promotional deal.

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