Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has added his name to a growing list of legal threats for FanDuel after filing a proposed class-action lawsuit against the daily fantasy sports company.
In this case, the suit alleges that FanDuel uses player names and likenesses without their permission to promote their business and collect huge revenues.
“This case is about FanDuel trying to profit on plaintiff Garcon’s success, and that of other NFL athletes, without compensating them,” the suit states.
Garcon was paid by FanDuel to promote the company’s games last year, but the relationship was later abandoned, the company confirmed.
His suit seeks unspecified damages and says FanDuel continues to promote and operate its daily fantasy football contests “on the backs of NFL players, whose popularity and performance make the Defendant’s commercial daily fantasy football product possible.”
The suit does not name FanDuel’s chief rival, DraftKings, as a defendant. DraftKings has a marketing and licensing agreement with the NFL Players Association….