A local Dallas trading card company has filed a lawsuit against the Cowboys star wideout CeeDee Lamb for failing to live up to the contract the two parties agreed on.
Leaf Trading Cards alleges that the Pro Bowl wideout failed to autograph a number of cards for the company, leaving an outstanding number of orders unfilled, thus affecting customers who have already placed their orders for an autographed card from Lamb.
The CEO of the trading card company, Brian Gray, shared a statement on Twitter Monday morning to further explain the suit filed in Denton County.
"As we shared last week, Leaf has filed the first-ever lawsuit against an athlete in order to compel the completion of an autograph contract so customers holding redemptions are not forced to take replacements," said Brian Gray, CEO of Leaf Trading Cards via Twitter. "We hate doing this, but customers need defending here."
In the lawsuit, first obtained by Cowboys beat reporter Mike Fisher, Lamb did sign a number of cards before being taken with the No. 17 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The two allegedly had a pre-existing relationship dating back to Lamb's time at Oklahoma. The suit also states that the two parties' agreement was in place for more autographs to be signed.
The trading card company is seeking damages and attorney fees and is asking the local court to serve Lamb in either his home in Dallas or at the Cowboys practice facility, which is where he will be at all week as the team kicks off OTA's.
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