We all knew someone would take a stand against daily fantasy football, and Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is ready to take this thing head on.
According to reports, Garcon has filed a class-action lawsuit against FanDuel for their use of names, images and likeness of the NFL players the company makes large amounts of money off of on a daily basis. Not exactly the route I would have expected, but it’s certainly not surprising considering Garcon’s stance.
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
Garcon also released a statement about the lawsuit:
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 engage 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.
This could get very interesting. Stay tuned.