US Supreme Court takes case on NFL exclusive license
PCGamer77 (3027), Jun 30, 2009
The Supreme Court will hear a case, "American Needle vs. National Football League," regarding the legality of the NFL's exclusive licensing arrangement with Reebok. The SCOTUS will hear arguments in 2009 or 2010.
A ruling against the NFL would jeopardize the NFL's current exclusive video game license with Electronic Arts. Potential exclusive licenses with the NBA and NHL would also be affected by the ruling; both leagues have asked the Court to rule in favor of the NFL in "American Needle."
About time. Maybe this ridiculous exclusivity contract will vanish and we'll have a choice of games to play instead of sticking to Madden.