Ex-NFLer Brown Claims 'Madden' Sacked His Likeness

Law360, Los Angeles (September 3, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT) -- Football legend Jim Brown sued Electronic Arts Inc. on Friday for using his likeness in its Madden NFL series of video games after he expressly denied permission, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Brown, a member of the National Football League’s Hall of Fame, was the star running back of the 1965 Cleveland Browns. He alleged the video game publisher used many of his physical attributes and career statistics for the game character that plays running back in the game’s historic team...
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