NFL Sued by Former Athletes over Pro Bowl Promotionals

World Sports Alumni Inc. (WSA), a sports marketing firm, is suing the NFL and a chapter of the National Football League Alumni Association (NFLAA) over the use of former athletes’ names and pictures in promotional advertisements without their permission. WSA alleges that the NFL and NFLAA depicted retired NBA player Nick Anderson, retired NFL player Brandon Meriweather, and retired heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe to promote the Pro Bowl events without the former athletes’ knowledge or consent. The complaint states that, in December 2017, NFLAA…
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Ex-NFLer Dismisses NFLAA Contract Cap Arguments as Irrelevant

In response to the National Football League Alumni Association’s (NFLAA) attempt to limit its liability in a suit, Earl Christy, former Jets player, is maintaining that the NFLAA’s arguments are inapplicable. In April 2015, Mark Bouldin, a developer of assisted-living centers and a non-party to the suit, entered into a consulting agreement with Christy. The ex-NFLer introduced Bouldin to NFLAA President, Joe Pisarcik. Christy is now claiming that he was fired by Mark Bouldin after Pisarcik colluded with the association and induced Bouldin to fire…
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Former NFL Player’s Lawsuit Against the NFL Alumni Association Will Continue

On May 19, 2016, a federal judge in Florida denied the National Football League Alumni Association’s (NFLAA) motion for judgement on the pleadings in a lawsuit accusing the NFLAA of cutting Earl Christy out of consulting fees after he helped a developer obtain the NFLAA’s endorsement. Christy, a former kickoff returner and defensive back for the New York Jets, entered into a consulting agreement with Tampa developer and attorney, Mark Bouldin. Bouldin represents Validus Senior Living, a provider of “a complete continuum of leading-edge…
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