It’s time to take out your good old law book and get to studying as 6,000 NFL Veterans have come together and started a class action lawsuit against EA over the unlawful use the players’ likenesses in Madden NFL 09’s historic teams.
The suit claims EA “knowingly and intentionally” used retired players likenesses in a way to avoid having to pay any licensing fees to the aforementioned players. Former NFL running back Tony Davis puts forth that EA had the players exact stats and positions, including height and weight, but would remove names and change uniform numbers. The group seeks punitive damages for violation of publicity rights and deprivation. EA has not commented on the story but we are sure this is not the last we have heard of this.