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Retired NFL players suing EA and Madden for putting them back in the game

Monday, 20th April 2009 08:50 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Old people play videogames now, EA. You’re going to have to find a new place to break the law. That is, if a lawsuit — headed up by NFL retiree Bernie Parrish — succeeds in landing the mega-publisher firmly on its hindquarters.

According to the jilted ex-player, John Madden has pulled in “over $100,000,000 in royalties” from the ungodly successful pigskin-tosser, while retired NFL players haven’t seen a single cent, even though the games allegedly use their likenesses. Parrish and co. plan to sue in response.

Last year, retirees scored $28 million in a similar suit against the NFL Players Association. EA and Madden are probably having one final, excessively passionate makeout session with their money before saying goodbye.

Thanks, GamePolitics.

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  1. Omroth

    Retired NFL players often have no skills to do anything else and bodies which are breaking down. Madden should have seen this coming and given 20% of his proceeds to an NFLPA charity every year.

    We talked about this on the games-and-industry podcast Visiting The Village (www.visitingthevillage.com) this week.

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