PHILADELPHIA (AP) -A U.S. appeals court says the son of legendary football announcer John Facenda can sue NFL Films over the use of his father's voice.
The suit stems from the brief use of his late father's voice in a show about a John Madden video game. Facenda's contract barred commercial use of his deep, solemn voice for product endorsements.
The NFL contends the show was an artistic endeavor. But the three-judge panel ruled Tuesday the show is clearly a commercial. The program aired on the NFL Network just before the game's release.
The suit by John ``Jack'' Facenda Jr. now appears headed to trial unless the NFL pursues further appeals.

Recent NFL Discussions

Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail SBLI: Patriots favored over Falcons Following their victory in the AFC title game, the Patriots have opened as small favorites over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
Thumbnail AFC Championship Game Prediction Are the Steelers a good bet to cover versus the Patriots in tonight's AFC Championship Game at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail AFC Title Spread Holding Steady Kickoff of tonight's AFC Championship Game is set for 6:40PM ET between the Steelers and Patriots. Where is the point spread currently?
Thumbnail Public Bettors backing Patriots Are public bettors backing Tom Brady and the Patriots today in the AFC Championship Game, or the underdog Steelers at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail NFC Title First Player to Score Pick Who will score the first touchdown in the NFC Championship Game today at 3:05PM ET? Let's take a look at the odds first.

NFL Team Pages