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Lavar Arrington

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by DaytonBuck, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    How come he was just a number with no name in the Madden games?
     
  2. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    He is not a member of the NFLPA. Therefore he cannot be truly represented in the games.
     
  3. BuckeyeSkins

    BuckeyeSkins Go Bucks/Hail to the Redskins!!

    I thought I read somewhere that he had changed his mind and signed with the NFLPA because now it's possible to purchase a Skins jersey with his name and number on it. Either I misread it or he put a stipulation in his agreement.
     
  4. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    He's on this year's rosters in the videogames. When he signed his contract extension, they included the NFLPA forms too. He was pissed when he later found out that he had signed those forms as well. I guess the infamous Poston brothers missed that one.
     
  5. BuckeyeSkins

    BuckeyeSkins Go Bucks/Hail to the Redskins!!

    That is probably very very true.
     
  6. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Why would he not want to be a member of the NFLPA?
     
  7. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    Then he can't privately license his name. It's all about greed. If someone signs with the NFLPA, then their names can be marketed by anyone that pays for the use of the NFLPA license. If the player doesn't sign with them, then his name can only be used if the individual player signs their own deal(s) for the use of their name.
     
  8. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    ...Or perhaps he doesn't believe in labor unions. There can be a variety of reasons why he wouldn't want to be part of the NFLPA, but to assume that he is just out of greed is wrong.
     
  9. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    I wasn't really making an assumption. This article explains the situation about how the process works.
     
  10. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    In a related note: Barry Bonds is not on the EA sports baseball game either.
     
  11. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    I think the only professional players that EA made individual licensing deals with, in addition to league licenses, are Shaq and Jordan.
     
  12. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Wouldn't he lose money under this deal? I can see Jordan and Bonds opting out but would he be able to as an individual be able to makes as much money?
     
  13. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    I don't know how the athletes make the extra money if they don't get the lucrative individual deals. I know that Jordan and Shaq did OK, because they were able get private videogame deals in addition to all of their other endorsement deals. I don't understand Arrington though, because I don't know how he expects to get the additional income. Unless he's already secured some private deals that exist at a regional level.
     

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