EA Pays Jim Brown $600K To Spike Publicity Rights Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 28, 2016, 10:05 PM EDT) -- Football legend Jim Brown on Tuesday accepted a $600,000 settlement offer from Electronic Arts Inc. to end his suit in California court alleging the video game behemoth used his likeness in its Madden NFL series of video games after he expressly denied permission.

According to a notice filed with the court and an announcement by Brown's attorneys at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, the former Cleveland Browns running back accepted the cash award in exchange for dismissing his suit with prejudice. The suit alleged the video game publisher used many of Brown's physical attributes and career statistics for a running back character...

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