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Pierre Garçon files class action against FanDuel

Pierre Garcon, Trent Williams, Derek Carrier AP

[Editor’s note: FanDuel is an advertiser of PFT and PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. Also, NBC Sports has an equity stake in FanDuel.]

The challenges facing the daily fantasy industry have taken yet another twist. For one of the major DFS companies.

Washington receiver Pierre Garςon has filed a class-action lawsuit in Maryland against FanDuel. The complaint alleges that player “names and likenesses have been misappropriated” and that FanDuel “knowingly and improperly exploits the popularity” of players at “offensive skilled position” absent their permission.

The press release announcing the lawsuit, posted by Mike Garafolo of FOXSports.com, contends that FanDuel “routinely uses the names and likenesses of some of these NFL players without authorization to promote FanDuel’s commercial enterprise, collecting huge revenues from entry fees.”

The press release states that FanDuel “continues to promote and to operate its daily fantasy football gaming product on the backs of NFL players like Mr. Garςon, whose popularity and performance make FanDuel’s entire business model possible.”

DraftKings presumably was not sued because it has struck an advertising deal with the NFL Players Association, allowing DraftKings to use player images and names. The next question becomes whether the lawsuit was in any way instigated by DraftKings or the NFLPA, as part of an effort to help DraftKings prevail in the cola war that has been unfolding between the two primary DFS companies.

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103 Responses to “Pierre Garçon files class action against FanDuel”
  1. eraserhead00 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:31 PM

    REDSKINS

  2. buttfumbles says: Oct 30, 2015 4:32 PM

    I support anything that may lead to the removal of fan duel or draft kings commercials.

  3. gallopinggilmore says: Oct 30, 2015 4:33 PM

    I hope both Fanstool and DaftKings go away.

    There, I didn’t use their names or likenesses.

  4. jaggedmark says: Oct 30, 2015 4:33 PM

    Could be a checkmate move by DraftKings. Why didn’t FanDuel strike a deal with the NFLPA?

  5. jjpmn says: Oct 30, 2015 4:34 PM

    They should respond by not listing Garcon as an option in the game. I don’t think anyone would even notice.

  6. 4thquartermagic says: Oct 30, 2015 4:34 PM

    Was Garçon suing because they WEREN’T using his name and likeness?

    Can’t imagine anybody using him to promote anything.

  7. iamhydrogen says: Oct 30, 2015 4:34 PM

    Go. AWAY.

  8. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 30, 2015 4:35 PM

    Garcon’s name comes up as sigma notation on PFT’s homepage.

  9. HankTheDog says: Oct 30, 2015 4:35 PM

    Garcon is the south end of a horse heading north. When he gets injured vs the Pats, it will be Dr. Karma paying a visit.

  10. Dark Chocolate says: Oct 30, 2015 4:35 PM

    If this somehow results in fewer FanDuel ads, it will all have been worth it.

  11. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Oct 30, 2015 4:35 PM

    Garcon can’t be fantasy relevant on the field, so might as well be fantasy relevant off the field.

    If you get points for litigiousness in your format, fire up Garcon this week.

  12. markaw31 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:36 PM

    Seems like the NFLPA would be the more appropriate plaintiff.

  13. imodan says: Oct 30, 2015 4:36 PM

    As always it’s all about the $$$$

  14. charger383 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:37 PM

    He plays for the Redskins

  15. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Oct 30, 2015 4:38 PM

    #Redskins

  16. raidingtexas says: Oct 30, 2015 4:38 PM

    Garcon’s just mad that nobody ever drafts him for a weekly lineup.

  17. tigerlilac says: Oct 30, 2015 4:38 PM

    I support the players in this case but can the NFL survive all of the business interests that are taking such a prominent role? People love the NFL. People love to gamble, especially if there is some skill to the game that makes it less than pure chance. But, power corrupts and money corrupts and the NFL has both in large supply. A league that tried to frame its best asset, Tom Brady, and has now spent over $20MM in his persecution, is capable of anything.

    Are we losing the love of the game?

  18. pone27 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:38 PM

    Sounds like Garcon is ticked he ain’t worth Julio $$$

    The fans also pay for you to play Pierre, and those who pay Fanduel wanna play too.

    Loser

  19. richardshermanhaschickenlegs says: Oct 30, 2015 4:39 PM

    Ah, for the <1% of teams starting the artist known as Pierre, you are in deep trouble.

    But not to worry, as he will be out of the league in 24 months or less.

  20. paulieorkid says: Oct 30, 2015 4:39 PM

    What a punk move by Garcon. A guy whose GUARANTEED to make over $20,000,000.00 on a contract that could net him $42,500,000.00 — somehow wants even MORE money and has lawyered up and is now suing for it.

    Fact is, about 1/10 of one percent of the football fans even know what Pierre Garcon looks like. It’s not like he’s Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. And yet, Garcon is angry and wants more money.

    Lame. What a chump.

  21. mrbigass says: Oct 30, 2015 4:40 PM

    It’s gambling any way you slice it……

  22. greengoldandbold says: Oct 30, 2015 4:42 PM

    Money Grab !!!

  23. raymondtx says: Oct 30, 2015 4:42 PM

    Millionaires fighting millionaires. Who cares.

  24. wayne1693 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:43 PM

    The Name/Likeness is virtually a non-commercial factor…the wagering is over pure statistics, and these statistics are mini-news events or results.

  25. theseaward says: Oct 30, 2015 4:43 PM

    Pierre should go by that symbol in his last name. He could be like Prince.

  26. pftwd3 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:43 PM

    The headline on the frontpage “summed” it up pretty well.

  27. bryonneufeld says: Oct 30, 2015 4:44 PM

    Sounds like Pierre Garcon (Gar-sigma-on?) was asked by NFLPA to file this suit.

  28. JeffreyDahmerWisconsinsFavoriteSon says: Oct 30, 2015 4:45 PM

    Those of us that are famous, or infamous, should be paid for use of our popularity.

  29. cliverush says: Oct 30, 2015 4:46 PM

    This is great, the border war continues. Draft Kings HQ. in Boston. Fan Duel HQ. in NYC. Maybe they can get the NYC based league office to file a suit against Draft Kings with no evidence and lots of false rumors and lies using the NYC based media a partner, you know their standard operating procedure to protect their fellow New Yorkers.

  30. Getoffmylawn! says: Oct 30, 2015 4:48 PM

    The rich suing the super rich. Wake me when it’s over.
    I would take it as a win if they could still operate but without commercials.

  31. purplepride11 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:49 PM

    Is he getting bored from not playing since he ran into a tackling dummy?

  32. longsufferingkcfan says: Oct 30, 2015 4:54 PM

    I have a new favorite player.

  33. dexterismyhero says: Oct 30, 2015 4:54 PM

    And Pats fans continue their childish rants!!!!! Go figure.

  34. justintuckrule says: Oct 30, 2015 4:54 PM

    Anything that slows down their incessant commercials is fine by me.

    Offer code: diedailyfantasydie

  35. guadalahonky says: Oct 30, 2015 4:57 PM

    Sue them out of existence. Way to go, Pierre.

  36. wrlegrand says: Oct 30, 2015 4:59 PM

    So basically, what does this mean for Season long fantasy? Yahoo, ESPN, etc. all make money from “free” leagues through ads. They use the player name and likenesses as well. Is that going to be gone as well. This is all stupid. Stop trying to tell people what to do with their time and money…

  37. afancydraft says: Oct 30, 2015 4:59 PM

    Good, this will put Goodell’s under inflated breast in the ringer – is he going to sue Garcon to stop him from suing his new sugar daddy?

  38. slickzmoney says: Oct 30, 2015 4:59 PM

    mrbigass says:
    Oct 30, 2015 4:40 PM
    It’s gambling any way you slice it……

    Yes it is but was given a specific exemption in the 2006 law that prohibited online gambling. In other words your point is moot.

  39. defscottyb says: Oct 30, 2015 5:00 PM

    I agree with Garçon… why should they benefit without compensating the players themselves.

  40. chipper41 says: Oct 30, 2015 5:01 PM

    Can I get an uh oh!!!! UH oh. This sounds legit. Kudos to florio for posting this. Pft does tend to delete controversial fanduel posts.

  41. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 30, 2015 5:04 PM

    Iam just a fan and iam starting a class action suit for all fans because fandool uses fans !

  42. arpy911 says: Oct 30, 2015 5:06 PM

    Garcon is popular?

  43. westsiiide says: Oct 30, 2015 5:08 PM

    [Editor’s note: FanDuel is an advertiser of PFT and PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. Also, NBC Sports has an equity stake in FanDuel.]

    ——————

    Everyone already knew Florio and PFT were huge schills. No need to reinforce it.

  44. mikeflorio says: Oct 30, 2015 5:10 PM

    REDSKINS
    EDSKINS
    DSKINS
    SKINS
    KINS
    INS
    NS
    S
    S
    NS
    INS
    KINS
    SKINS
    DSKINS
    EDSKINS
    REDSKINS

    REDSKINS
    #REDSKINS
    #HAILTOTHEREDSKINS

  45. slickzmoney says: Oct 30, 2015 5:12 PM

    The NFL better hope that DFS survives all the probes and lawsuits. A huge amount of people will simply stop paying attention to what is, in its current state, an almost unwatchable product.

  46. draculalambert says: Oct 30, 2015 5:17 PM

    Sweet. I hope he wins. This is gambling wrapped in a shiny package called “fantasy” that takes advantage of weak and quite frankly sick people. The gov should go after these guys hard and get rid of both the big daily sites.

  47. elolegend says: Oct 30, 2015 5:18 PM

    I don’t see why everybody is hating on the chance to win money. I’ve won around $1500 so far n counting so don’t be mad cuz you don’t win. You sound like the teams NE has put the hurt on so far this season.

  48. vincelombardisghost says: Oct 30, 2015 5:22 PM

    I just heard on CBS Sportsradio that Garçon had at one time not long ago linked his Twitter page to either Draft Kings or Fan Duel (don’t recall which one) and was charging $10 for ???(again, cant remember specifics) which makes him a major league hypocrite. Check this out Florio.

  49. wallabear says: Oct 30, 2015 5:29 PM

    Pierre, I guess, feels that he is likely to earn more from a successful lawsuit against FanDuel than from any chance of any renewed contract from the Redskins (tee-hee-hee)

  50. st0n3r78 says: Oct 30, 2015 5:31 PM

    I do not see him or any other NFL Player suing literally every website in the world who does Fantasy Football, Yahoo, MSN, AOL etc.

    Dont see him suing any casino’s or other sports betting sites for their fantasy football games either.

    Must be sad his team sucks as does he.

  51. ebrownwareagle says: Oct 30, 2015 5:42 PM

    IF it was TOM BRADY, NONE OF YOU would have a problem wit it! In fact MAJORITY of you would write a Dissertation about why he should WIN Or would WIN The Lawsuit! Biased AMERICA once again!

  52. JSpicoli says: Oct 30, 2015 5:43 PM

    Fairy tale football is going away.

    It is gambling.

  53. DitkasHair says: Oct 30, 2015 5:44 PM

    I hope he puts Fan Dual out of business….they suck with their offers to match your deposit–yea, if you keep plunking money down they’ll give you a few shekels a week. And their values are ridiculous compared to Draft Kings.

  54. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Oct 30, 2015 5:47 PM

    markaw31 says:
    Seems like the NFLPA would be the more appropriate plaintiff.
    _____________

    Yes, but rather than poisoning the well the NFLPA might well be using a stalking horse, not an uncommon practice for class action suits. If they were, a player from a team that’s very name incites controversy and that happens to also be in the nation’s capital where the legitimacy of DFS is under scrutiny might provide incentive to fanduel to act expediently. Oh and just to clarify that team’s name is the Redskins.

  55. MossMoon2Packers says: Oct 30, 2015 5:48 PM

    I commend PFT for disclosing its conflicts of interest involving FanDuel and this report.

    Now, if we could only get similar disclosure from the corporate media regarding their many conflicts of interest in the political and business arenas, it would go a long way to raising awareness among the American public of the media’s propaganda and silence that enable the oligarchs/billionaires to control every facet of policy and enrich themselves, which would enable the American public to rise-up and wrest back their democracy.

  56. j huber says: Oct 30, 2015 5:50 PM

    No matter how bathroom lawyers play with words, this is still NFL betting. and they wanna make a fortune on fantasy sports betting. I hope the NFLPA & NFL lodges a class action lawsuit against both companies.

  57. bignugs says: Oct 30, 2015 5:52 PM

    The fact that everyone’s gunning for these fantasy sites just confirms they are making an unreal amount of money. So much money that everyone involved in any way, shape, or form wants their share… A share that presumably would be so large that legal action is necessary.

  58. chipper41 says: Oct 30, 2015 5:54 PM

    2 billion entered. 200 million retained. No licenSe with he nfl players or nfl for that matter. Fans are getting screwed so is the league and players. That kind of profit for fantasy football is obscene

  59. defscottyb says: Oct 30, 2015 5:55 PM

    Garçon is one of the best wr’s in the NFL. Dude is so physical and tough.

  60. jake6879 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:02 PM

    They should respond by not listing Garcon as an option in the game. I don’t think anyone would even notice.

    —————————–

    FYI.. Garcon led the league in receptions with 113 the year before last..

  61. FinFan68 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:05 PM

    slickzmoney says:
    Oct 30, 2015 4:59 PM
    mrbigass says:
    Oct 30, 2015 4:40 PM
    It’s gambling any way you slice it……

    Yes it is but was given a specific exemption in the 2006 law that prohibited online gambling. In other words your point is moot.
    ~~~~~~~
    I don’t think that is quite correct. It wasn’t given an exemption. It was declared not to be gambling and therefore the law does not apply to FF. An exemption would identify FF as gambling but waive liability for non-compliance. That is why people keep saying it is gambling… because the powers that be said it isn’t and expect us to accept their stupid lie.

  62. byrnestj7 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:15 PM

    Garçon is totally right here. It was only a matter of time.

    College athletes should sue too

  63. gallopinggilmore says: Oct 30, 2015 6:16 PM

    I thought the sigma symbol was funny. They don’t let you guys have a sense of humor over there?

  64. randomguy9999 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:19 PM

    paulieorkid says:

    What a punk move by Garcon.

    ——————————————————

    the guy is entitled to have control of the use of his Identity and not to have businesses profit off of his career without getting his approval and paying for it.

    doesn’t matter if no one would recognize him on the street, everyone who knows the game will recognize him in his jersey and by his name… and really it doesn’t matter if he’s recognized or not, a business can’t use ANYONE/s likeness and name for their own interest without consent.

  65. cornerstone2001 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:22 PM

    Im suing Pierre Garcon because he’s not French

  66. ibangrocks4fun says: Oct 30, 2015 6:25 PM

    I dispise regular fantasy football. I hate when I’m watching a game and someone says ” I don’t care whether the Packers win or lose. Go Eddie Lacy!!!!” These nerds need to be stop.

    THEY ARE NOT REAL FOOTBALL FANS!!!!!!

  67. cinzano08 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:30 PM

    Any situation that nflpa can make money for the players I am for. Fan duel should pay the nflpa to use the players. Better they get the proceeds than the corrupt NFL.

  68. bush1069 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:46 PM

    He’s just pissed he sucks

  69. roanboon says: Oct 30, 2015 6:51 PM

    Never in my life do I recall being so annoyed by an advertising campaign.

  70. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Oct 30, 2015 6:55 PM

    Seems like the NFLPA would be the more appropriate plaintiff.

    *********************************
    NFLPA probably is behind the suit and uses one representative player

  71. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Oct 30, 2015 7:01 PM

    The fact that everyone’s gunning for these fantasy sites just confirms they are making an unreal amount of money. So much money that everyone involved in any way, shape, or form wants their share… A share that presumably would be so large that legal action is necessary.

    ******************************

    Based on massive advertising buys fan stool and the other guy are losing money the concept being consolidation based on who guys bankrupt first . Smart money is on draft queens failure since ABC ( oddly enough owners of ESPN ) pulled funding .

  72. followme2boston says: Oct 30, 2015 7:04 PM

    Enter Promo code: legal fees

  73. defscottyb says: Oct 30, 2015 7:22 PM

    People deposit money hoping they win more money… usually they lose. That my friends is called Gambling.

  74. ucalcal says: Oct 30, 2015 7:23 PM

    Hmmmm….so is he upset that most of these stadiums are paid for by taxpayers? Hey Garcon when the owners and players pay for the stadium maybe I will understand your point of view.

    As long as these teams and players pay in tax payer paid for stadiums they really need to keep quiet.

  75. Cavs2016NBAWorldChampions says: Oct 30, 2015 7:27 PM

    What a ridiculous statement. They are expoliting offensive players? Huh.

    I can get with they dont have an agreement w the NFLPA but the above statement is absurd.

  76. paulieorkid says: Oct 30, 2015 7:28 PM

    What a punk move by Garcon. A guy whose GUARANTEED to make over $20,000,000.00 on a contract that could net him $42,500,000.00 — somehow wants even MORE money and has lawyered up and is now suing for it.

    Fact is, about 1/10 of one percent of the football fans even know what Pierre Garcon looks like. It’s not like he’s Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. And yet, Garcon is angry and wants more money.

    Lame. Total chump move.

  77. stataddict says: Oct 30, 2015 7:41 PM

    The NFL tried to take control of the fantasy industry years ago by making a similar claim. A federal judge ruled that the player names and their stats are public domain and therefore dismissed the case. Expect the same here……

  78. ucalcal says: Oct 30, 2015 7:44 PM

    2o06 Court Ruling by Judge Mary Ann Medler, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, said the following:

    “There is nothing about CBC’s fantasy games which suggest that any Major League baseball player is associted with CBC’s games or that any player endorse or sponsors the games in anyway”.

    The judge also ruled that the use of the player’s name does not involve the “character, personality, reputation or physical appearance of the players”.

    “It simply involves the historical facts about the baseball players such as their batting averages, home runs, doubles, triples, etc.”.

    The ruling also found that the players marketability was enhanced by the games. The judge said players stats were no different than the news of the day.

    Players need to stop seeking publicity and living in the public eye (public paid for stadiums) if they dont like it.

    Case was CBC Distribution and Marketing v. Major League Baseball Advanced Media L.P., case number 4:05-cv-00252

  79. qdog112 says: Oct 30, 2015 7:57 PM

    “The next question becomes whether the lawsuit was in any way instigated by DraftKings or the NFLPA, as part of an effort to help DraftKings prevail in the cola war that has been unfolding between the two primary DFS companies.”
    ******************
    That question is, of course, inconsequential. Fan Duel pays up or they’re out. With the scrutiny coming from the other direction, as well, they look cooked.

    If it is found that employees benefited, as alleged, there will be another, broader class-action suit, that I will join.

  80. cantonbound13 says: Oct 30, 2015 8:05 PM

    I guess Garçon will never be used as a promo code on Fanduel.

  81. dingusgenius says: Oct 30, 2015 8:28 PM

    The logic of this lawsuit is flawed. The only thing this hinges on is the money, because otherwise every season long fantasy site, fantasy advise site, newspaper, tv station, radio station, blog, whatever…anything that brings in revenue and also happens to use names and likenesses of NFL players would need to pay up. Not going to happen.

  82. mrlaloosh says: Oct 30, 2015 8:30 PM

    Congress needs to shut down these money laundering enterprises. If these aren’t gambling then Roger Goodell is competent.

  83. tigersfandan says: Oct 30, 2015 8:31 PM

    Good. I hope these sites go away. Vote Garçon for the Pro Bowl!

  84. dingusgenius says: Oct 30, 2015 9:08 PM

    It’s hilarious that a bunch of commercials have the mouthbreathers calling for the end of DFS. Be honest, you’re going swallow warm colors light and eat Doritos while taking in a variety of commercials about cars, phones, and beer anyway.

  85. muckthefets23 says: Oct 30, 2015 9:25 PM

    They should use Promo code: Garçon. Just to be complete a$$holes. That’s a commercial I can enjoy.

  86. jackofnotrades says: Oct 30, 2015 10:12 PM

    pierre garcon plays for the redskins?

    washington’s football team is called the seattle seahawks i thought?

  87. knew8411 says: Oct 30, 2015 10:24 PM

    Yeah the company may have used a likeness or name w/o permission. I get it…..but it’s not like these players are going to go hungry anytime soon w/o getting whatever monies may be tied to a name.
    For the record, I am NOT a fantasy football, baseball or any other ball, player. I get tired of all the stinking adds.
    But I also get tired of hearing some of these players moan because they feel like they’ve gotten taken advantage of.

  88. ggagne66 says: Oct 30, 2015 10:28 PM

    Bum just wants to get paid for doing nothing. Aren’t the Redskins already doing that?

  89. thermanmerman99 says: Oct 30, 2015 11:29 PM

    This guy is a joke and complete garbage, who would draft this loser anyway. Dropped a wide open pass in the superbowl that would’ve led to a blowout of the Saints. That is the only legacy this loser has on his resume

  90. butski29 says: Oct 30, 2015 11:52 PM

    Woowwwww. There are some ignorant folks on here. Businessess can absolutely use the likeness of a player if it is sanctioned in the agreement with the league. Pierre does not own his likeness in a skins uniform. The league and Daniel Snyder do. Don’t have to like that, but that is the way it is. The Shield can MAKE HIM BE THE POSTER CHILD FOR WHATEVER THEY WANT AND MAKE MONEY OFF IT. THEY OWN HIM. THIS IS PRO SPORTS. THE PLAYERS ARE PROPERTY AND ASSETS, PERIOD.

  91. pleaseinsertclevernamehere says: Oct 31, 2015 12:28 AM

    I used to love football. I mean it was all that mattered. Once upon a time I even enjoyed fantasy football. What the h€ll happened? I just don’t want to continue to contribute to the success and well being of any of these sleeze bags in even the slightest way anymore. It’s all so slimy now that I feel dirty just for watching it. Thanks Roger, NFLPA, ESPN, DraftKings, etc. Sure, get off my lawn, or whatever. But most importantly, goodbye. On to something more meaningful. And for that, I THANK YOU!

  92. rukkus1 says: Oct 31, 2015 12:29 AM

    Redskins.

    I can’t stand that every time I turn around I’m hearing a dfs commercial.

    As much as can’t stand the commercials, and even though I prefer season long fantasy football… I think this lawsuit is a joke.

    Fantasy football sites are not profiting off players’ likeness. They are profiting off players’ stats. I would be really interested to see the way they framed this case. I don’t see anything other than a long shot.

  93. Coach's Creed says: Oct 31, 2015 1:00 AM

    White male to Native American : What’s your take on the use of Native American imagery in sports?

    Native American: ” I don’t mind indians, Blackhawks, Seminoles, chiefs or even redskins. It became offensive when it became an issue to the media.”

  94. brainpimp says: Oct 31, 2015 2:08 AM

    He will lose and lose spectacularly. They are using public information. If he wanted to protect his name he would need to copyright it and then license only those news outlets that report. Since he didn’t he’s screwed.

    This whole thing is stupid.

  95. alamba78 says: Oct 31, 2015 2:48 AM

    I think you may be referring to Yahoo Fantasy Sports vs NFL. Yahoo used to pay a license fee for using NFL Player’s names, stats, pictures, excluding team logos for their Fantasy Football. At some point they decided to let their license lapse and continue using NFL players names, stats, and pictures. In the end, the case was dismissed as these are all public domain information.

    I e-mailed an NFL executive for their rules and licensing terms for use of their team logos a few months back for a potential startup idea. My mail was forwarded to their lawyers and they informed of the site where you can download their package with information regarding this matter. And holy crap the licensing fees for team logos, colors, likeness, etc. was astronomical. For a bootstrapped startup, that was a dead end. Imagine, you probably will get harassed if you just use the team name with their colors. I can understand trademarked logos, but colors? I’m sure there are ways to squeeze through the color issue, but is it really worth having the NFL juggernaut bullying you?

    stataddict says:
    Oct 30, 2015 7:41 PM

    The NFL tried to take control of the fantasy industry years ago by making a similar claim. A federal judge ruled that the player names and their stats are public domain and therefore dismissed the case. Expect the same here……

  96. Mo' Pro Babble says: Oct 31, 2015 6:33 AM

    elolegend says:
    Oct 30, 2015 5:18 PM
    I don’t see why everybody is hating on the chance to win money. I’ve won around $1500 so far n counting so don’t be mad cuz you don’t win. You sound like the teams NE has put the hurt on so far this season.

    – If you need to gamble to stay interested then you’re not really a football fan.

    I support the right of people to foolishly thrown a way their money as well as my right to call them foolish for doing so.

    Gambling is God’s way of telling you you have too much money.

  97. Mo' Pro Babble says: Oct 31, 2015 6:34 AM

    cantonbound13 says:
    Oct 30, 2015 8:05 PM
    I guess Garçon will never be used as a promo code on Fanduel.


    sure he will,

    Promo code DOOFUS

  98. revelation123 says: Oct 31, 2015 7:02 AM

    Unlike the NFL going to court over Brady, this is a BS lawsuit. If they won, that would mean that nobody could ever write or opine about NFL players without their permission.

  99. rockothewallaby says: Oct 31, 2015 7:59 AM

    I support anything that may lead to the removal of fan duel or draft kings commercials.

    This times a million. I can’t STAND these commercials.

  100. squidlips82 says: Oct 31, 2015 8:39 AM

    DAN

  101. vetdana says: Oct 31, 2015 9:01 AM

    Both of these DFS franchises well soon go away or be heavily taxed and restricted as Gambling Institutions, subject to the rules of said ventures at both the State and Federal levels.There is entirely too much money changing hands for the State and Federal Governments to just ” look the other way ” and they are holdings sessions , as we speak, to figure out ways and means to regulate and tax same ! This you can Bet on !…enjoy it while you can folks…db

  102. whereyaat says: Oct 31, 2015 9:05 AM

    FanDuel has an easy defense that can be summarized in two words: “fair use.”

  103. jluns275 says: Oct 31, 2015 11:44 AM

    This might eventually become a case of missing the forest for the trees. I’m confident that an ever growing percentage of NFL viewership are not actually ‘team’ fans in the conventional manner, but simply watch to see how their own ‘fantasy teams’ do. This ratio is not static, & is likely to become more and more lopsided as the NFL product becomes more and more unwatchable. I’ve been a diehard NFL consumer for nearly 4 decades that has been teetering on the edge of disinterest this season. Between the hideous officiating and inability (unwillingness?) Of the league to fix it, this is a case of ‘sport’ transitioning into ‘entertainment’.

    I remember how upset and betrayed I felt as a young kid when I realized that professional wrestling was a scripted affair with managed outcomes. To this day, I still will only watch if someone else already has it on. I don’t follow it. I don’t spend any money on it. It is not ‘Must see’ TV. Surely, I am not the only one that feels this way. Saddening, really.

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