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12-07-2006, 09:55 PM
Tom Brady Blitzes Yahoo!
NFL star sues over use of image in firm's fantasy football promos

DECEMBER 7--Along with a sweeping management reorganization and shrinking stock price, Yahoo! also has to contend with a lawsuit filed against it by the gridiron's golden boy, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who claims that the online giant improperly used his image to promote its fantasy football game. In a federal complaint (a copy of which you'll find below), Brady, 29, charges Yahoo! used his photo without authorization in a September 2006 Sports Illustrated ad and in banner ads on Yahoo! Sports pages. In the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court by a Brady management company, the three-time Super Bowl champion notes that fantasy football is a $4 billion industry and that the Yahoo! fantasy site is the Internet's largest, with 4.4 million users last year. Brady alleges that Yahoo!'s use of his image connotes a false endorsement and, as such, is seeking unspecified punitive and compensatory damages against the company. The complaint notes that while the football All-Pro is a "worldwide celebrity" who has become "famous for his prowess as an NFL quarterback, his fame is not limited to the world of sports. In 2005, Tom Brady hosted "Saturday Night Live." (9 pages)

House of Steel
12-07-2006, 10:46 PM
What a damn douchebag move, gay boy.

12-07-2006, 11:08 PM
Brady sues everybody for his using his picture... I wouldn't be surprised if he sued his mom!

House of Steel
12-07-2006, 11:13 PM
I thought he did, AZ?

12-07-2006, 11:20 PM
:lol: Do you have a link? :lol:

12-07-2006, 11:35 PM
Gimme a damn break, Yahoo uses tons of different images everyday and nobody has a problem with it but crybaby brady !

12-07-2006, 11:38 PM
He has a problem with everybody! Didn't he sue a Cadilac dealership in the Boston area for using his pic too?

12-07-2006, 11:40 PM
He has a problem with everybody! Didn't he sue a Cadilac dealership in the Boston area for using his pic too?

Don't know about that but this whole thing is gay! :lol:

Wonder where that came from....lol

12-07-2006, 11:44 PM

Brady Sues GM January of 05!!

12-09-2006, 04:28 PM
Everyone knows that the 2nd Commandment of Bradyism according to his followers at ESPN is "Thou shall not use the Brady's image without his permission." If Yahoo would just worship the great Brady like ESPN does, this never would have happened.

12-09-2006, 05:54 PM
Will he ever just give it up? Probably not lol

12-09-2006, 07:38 PM
They use hines ward in the banner for yahoo sports and yahoo NFL