Andrew Luck Sued: Top Prospect in 2012 NFL Draft Reportedly Being Sued by Leaf Trading Cards
With just three days to go till the 2012 NFL Draft, probable No. 1 pick Andrew Luck is dealing with a situation that is certain to temporarily take his mind off of filling the shoes of Peyton Manning.
He is being sued.
According to NFL.com, Texas-based Leaf Trading Cards LLC is suing Luck for the right to produce cards with images taken of the QB during the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Game – a practice that Luck’s attorney reportedly demanded the company stop.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in a Dallas County Court, allegedly comes after Luck’s lawyers sent Leaf a cease and desist letter on April 13th.
Leaf attorney O. Luke Davis III spoke on behalf of the trading card company:
“Leaf’s rights are established and protected by the free speech guarantees of the United States Constitution and Texas Constitution, as well as common law and an express license from the party who produces the U.S. Army All-American Bowl,” Davis III said in a statement released by the company.
The company’s lawyer added:
“Leaf Trading Cards is disappointed that it was forced to submit this matter to the judicial system. We are confident, however, that the court will find that Leaf has the right to produce and sell the Andrew Luck trading cards.”
Check out the Andrew Luck’s 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Leaf card below:
Round 1 of the 2012 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26 at 8pm EST.
Luck, a two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up for Stanford University, reportedly has already been told by the Indianapolis Colts that they will select him with the first pick.
via USA Today