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Longtime Chiefs photographer sues team

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Longtime Chiefs photographer Hank Young has sued the team for allegedly misusing his photographs and not paying him for them.

The Associated Press reports the Chiefs blew up Young’s photographs and placed them on concourses around the stadium when Arrowhead Stadium was renovated.

He was an independent contractor and not a Chiefs employee who says he didn’t know the team used his photographs in that way until the new Arrowhead opened.   Young wants the images taken down if he’s not paid.

The team says they appreciate Young’s service to the team, but they are disappointed by the lawsuit.

(And we’re disappointed this is the best post we could find because the owners locked the players out.)

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8 Responses to “Longtime Chiefs photographer sues team”
  1. jw731 says: Apr 14, 2011 10:02 AM

    Isn’t everyone disappointed when they get sued?….Kinda goes without saying….

  2. owen16 says: Apr 14, 2011 10:25 AM

    Todd Haley has something to do with this

  3. dave0320 says: Apr 14, 2011 10:44 AM

    Kansas City Cheaps

  4. neilpountney says: Apr 14, 2011 10:51 AM

    Your headline should have read Billionaire owner scams homeless photographer. Far more dramatic!!!

  5. PFTiswhatitis says: Apr 14, 2011 10:53 AM

    pay the guy for his work.

  6. coachstram says: Apr 14, 2011 11:25 AM

    I was gonna ignore this piece until I saw people actually commented.

    People actually give a rats ass?

  7. orbearider66 says: Apr 14, 2011 11:42 AM

    I’m also disappointed that this is the only thing you have to write about since the owners locked the players out … after the players walked out of mediation and decertified. Nice bias.

  8. commoncents says: Apr 14, 2011 12:28 PM

    I am ashamed to admit how much time I spend at PFT, but lately I find that i just cannot take the bias of the PFT reporters in nearly every article toward the players situation. The last paragraph of this story is another great example of the reporters here pushing an agenda. Keep your agenda, i can get my sports fix somewhere else.

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