Redskins WR Pierre Garçon Files Lawsuit Against FanDuel (On Behalf Of All NFL Players)
HERE. WE. GO. We may be seeing the end of FanDuel & DraftKings as we know it. Tired of the thousands of commercials with 80,000 different promo codes that follow it. NFL players are not having it. They do not want their likeness used on advertising.
A class action lawsuit filed by attorneys for Redskins WR Pierre Garçon (on behalf of all NFL players) vs FanDuel. pic.twitter.com/mUVXLANGve
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 30, 2015
Statement from Pierre Garçon regarding his lawsuit against FanDuel:
“I am bringing this lawsuit against FanDuel for using my name, image, and likeness in both daily fantasy contests and through advertising on TV ads and infomercials. FanDuel has taken the liberty to engaged in these actions without my consent and without proper licensing rights. As a result of these activities, FanDuel daily fantasy contests have shown increasing revenues leading to large profits. Therefore, on behalf of myself as well as any other players who are being treated unjustly, I chose to file a complaint.
“I have been advised by my attorneys not to speak any further on the topic while the case is pending. Any other questions regarding this matter can be addressed to my agent, Brad Cicala.”
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon files a class action lawsuit on behalf of NFL players against Fan Duel.
— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) October 30, 2015
@MikeGarafolo Pierre Garcon averages about 55 yards a game. He need not worry about his name or likeness being used for fantasy purposes.
— Faizan Refai (@Faizanrefai87) October 30, 2015