ORLANDO – An NFL player for the Kansas City Chiefs alleges his name was used to advertise a football camp without his permission.
Jah E. Reid filed a complaint on May 12 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County against UCF Athletics Association Inc. and Rise and Conquer LLC alleging violation of state statutes.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in the spring of 2016, the defendants used his name, image and likeness with the explicit purpose of benefiting from his popularity to market, promote and advertise their 2016 Rise and Conquer Football Camps without compensating him.
The plaintiff holds UCF Athletics Association Inc. and Rise and Conquer LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly never entered into an agreement with the plaintiff to use his name, image and likeness.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, enjoinder from further violation, award royalty in the amount of $200,000, plus exemplary and/or punitive damages in the amount $600,000, and further relief that the court deems proper. He is represented by Jennifer M. Lipinski of Gordon & Doner PA in Palm Beach Gardens.
9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County case number 17CA004383