IMG Responds To Spielman's Attempt To Expand His Lawsuit
Talent management company IMG says it's futile for former Ohio State football star Chris Spielman to try expanding his antitrust lawsuit nationally. The company says Ohio State and the dozens of other colleges and universities now targeted by Spielman are immune from such lawsuits. IMG also said in a court filing last week Spielman hasn't shown how former players at these schools have been prevented from marketing their own likeness. Spielman is asking a federal judge to let him expand his class-action lawsuit alleging improper use of ex-players' images in marketing campaigns to include potentially thousands of former athletes nationwide. Spielman's proposed complaint accuses IMG and apparel-maker Nike of wrongly using the likenesses of current and former players at 89 colleges and universities.