The 3rd Circuit will hear arguments today in the court battle between NFL Films and the estate of legendary sports announcer John Facenda, who was known in football circles as the "Voice of God," that centers on whether Facenda's distinctive voice was improperly used in a promotional film for a John Madden video game. The suit claims that while the NFL was given the right to use Facenda's voice for its programs, the written agreement explicitly prohibited any use of his voice for advertisements.
'Voice of God' Case Kicks Off Against NFL
The Legal Intelligencer
June 6, 2008