During the NFL’s 2021–2022 season, two significant lawsuits were filed against the organization. One case was related to former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, while the other was filed by former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. This is now the third time that the NFL is being sued by a high-profile plaintiff.
This time, artist Bobby Nunn claims the league utilized his iconic “Rocket 2 U” song over several broadcasts, including a recent 2022 “Sunday Night Football” game, without compensating him.
The lawsuit was obtained by TMZ Sports and Nunn claims in the lawsuit, which was filed in New York on Wednesday that the NFL and NBC Universal repeatedly utilized the huge song he created and produced for the Jets back in 1988 without his consent.
Nunn says that his song was played during the January 3rd “SNF” broadcast of the Packers versus Vikings game. Nunn submitted a screenshot of the part of the program where he claims to have heard the song in the documents.
Nunn argues that the NFL never obtained a license to use the music and that when he inquired about the matter with the league and its TV partner, they denied any wrongdoing. Nunn is requesting compensation in addition to having the league and NBC cease broadcasting his tune without his permission.
The NFL is yet to comment on the matter. You’ll have to stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates on this!
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