The estate of legendary sports announcer John Facenda, known in football circles as the "Voice of God," scored a major victory in its court battle with NFL Films last week when a federal magistrate judge ruled that use of Facenda's distinctive voice in a promotional film for a video game had violated state and federal laws. The judge rejected NFL Films' argument that Facenda's suit failed due to a release he signed in 1984.
NFL Not Entitled to 'Voice of God' in Promotional Film
The Legal Intelligencer
May 7, 2007