CeeDee Lamb is facing legal action from Dallas-based company Leaf Trading Cards, according to multiple reports.
The trading card firm filed a lawsuit against the 23-year-old last week as they claimed the young star “breached the parties’ License Agreement by failing and refusing to sign all trading cards which he agreed to sign,” according to court documents obtained by Mike Fisher of Cowboys Country.
Lamb signed some cards for Leaf before the University of Oklahoma star was selected No. 17 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cowboys. Leaf’s suit, however, suggests the two parties had an agreement in place for more autographs.
Leaf CEO Brian Gray shared a statement on Twitter.
“Leaf has filed the first-ever lawsuit against an athlete in order to compel the completion of an autograph contract so customers holding redemptions are not forced to take replacements,” Gray wrote. “We hate doing this, but customers need defending here.”
Leaf is seeking damages and attorney fees of up to $100,000 from Lamb after his actions “caused significant damage to Leaf, including loss of income and loss of good will with customers.”
Lamb, the No. 17 overall pick in 2020, has compiled 153 receptions for 2,037 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career.