Eli Apple’s Mother Is Accused Of Cheating On His Stepdad And Shunning Eli From Family To Control His Money

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple’s second season in the NFL has been a disastrous one.

The 10th pick in the 2016 Draft has seen himself be suspended, bench and recently was straight up called a “cancer” by his teammate Landon Collins.

In a recent piece by Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media, and recent tweets from one of Annie’s son’s fiancee, the root cause of Apple’s struggling season could be a serious family issue he’s facing, which includes his outspoken mother, Annie Apple:


Eli is Annie Apple’s third son and the second child from an abusive relationship that she detailed in an SI.com column last fall. When Eli was 2, Annie met Tim. They married in 2001 and Tim raised Annie’s three sons as well as a daughter, Jordan, they had together.

“From the time I was 2 years old my dad, Timothy Apple, has been my father,” Eli said when he announced that he was changing his last name to Apple during his senior at Eastern High in Voorhees. “He’s nurtured, provided, and protected our family. I am the man I am today because of his tireless love, and commitment to our family.”

Now, just five years later, the relationship is nonexistent. Tim and Eli haven’t spoken since June, and Tim hasn’t attended Eli’s games this season for the first time since he started playing football in middle school.

“One of the biggest reasons Eli is declining so much this year as opposed to last year is (Tim’s absence),” Apple’s half-brother Dane Blackson told NJ Advance Media. “I know everyone always talks about the fame and all of the attention and how all of that can go to your head.

“But you have to imagine that from middle school to the NFL, Tim was there. Tim made this whole thing happen. Tim didn’t miss a game. Whenever Eli looked for that support, that was always there. Now, this year whenever he goes to look for support, it’s not real, it’s not genuine.”

Timothy Apple was only quoted in the article by Duggan by saying he misses his son and doesn’t want to speak on what happened between him and Apple but what is clear is that the family members blame Annie for what is happening with Eli Apple:

“Ever since Eli got drafted, I feel like everyone got the wrong impression of Eli,” Blackson said. “From the jump, Eli never really stood a chance. It was the Annie show. I feel like that’s his biggest downfall.”

The relationship survived, and Blackson said Annie tried to take stronger control of Eli’s life, isolating him from the rest of the family in the process.

Eli signed a four-year, $15.1 million contract when he was drafted by the Giants. A family enrichment system was arranged through his financial team at Merrill Lynch, with $6,500 a month spread around the family to help pay for things like his grandparents’ mortgage and his sister’s private school tuition.

That system has been scrapped.

“You give him all this money and I couldn’t tell you what he’s doing with it besides letting momspend it,” Blackson said.

“Tim sacrificed everything to get him there,” Blackson said. “His performance is like a weird karma. He looks to the stands and that genuine support isn’t there anymore.”

Annie Apple is often on social media tweeting bible verses and is a beloved figure by ESPN and other media personalities, but these recent tweets from Blackmon’s fiancee, it seems as though she’s just a huge fraud:

If these horrendous allegations against Annie Apple are true, it’s very clear that if Eli wants any future in the NFL, he should probably start by isolating himself from not just his mother but some of his family members as well.

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