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Desmond- the pose, the lawsuit
Monday, March 11, 2013 8:37 AM
But 22 years later, the man in the picture, legendary wide receiver Desmond Howard, has landed in court over the famous Heisman Trophy pose he struck during that 1991 Michigan-Ohio State football game.
Howard's so-called Heisman moment is at the center of a copyright infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
Photographer Brian Masck, who snapped the famous shot, is suing the ex-Wolverine and NFL star, Sports Illustrated and a host of others, claiming his photo has been unlawfully copied and marketed for years
I'm used to people "borrowing" our images. But if SI ever did it, I'd be be filing a lawsuit too.
Phil Callihan Editor-in-Chief UMGoBlue.COM