In three days, Andrew Luck likely will become the first overall pick in the draft. His big week began with an off-field “welcome to the NFL” moment.
Luck has been sued.
Actually, Luck was sued on Friday, by Leaf Tradings Cards. The company seeks a judicial declaration that it has the ability to produce and sell trading cards taking during the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
The lawsuit came after Luck’s lawyers demanded that Leaf quit selling the cards, arguing that they infringe on Luck’s publicity rights. In other words, Luck likely would have eventually sued Leaf, but Leaf sued first.
“Leaf Trading Cards is disappointed that it was forced to submit this matter to the judicial system,” lawyer O. Luke Davis, III said in a press release. “We are confident, however, that the court will find that Leaf has the right to produce and sell the Andrew Luck trading cards.”
It’s unclear how the litigation will be resolved. But at least we now know that Leaf Trading Cards still exists.