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Washington Redskins wide receiver files lawsuit against FanDuel

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Posted at 7:13 PM, Oct 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-30 19:13:07-04

NEW YORK — FanDuel can’t catch a break.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon filed a class action lawsuit against the company Friday for using his name and likeness.

The suit claims that the daily fantasy sports website used his image in contests, ads and infomercials without his consent.

It also claims that “FanDuel knowingly and improperly exploits the popularity and accomplishments” of NFL players.

The lawsuit comes after the federal government launched an investigation into FanDuel and rival fantasy gaming site DraftKings earlier this month. The probe came after questions emerged as to whether employees of the fantasy gaming sites were using insider information to manipulate games.

Garçon and other offensive players in the NFL with skill positions are being represented in their suit by two law firms — Murray Murphy Moul + Basil and Bailey Glasser LLP.