Joe Montana has sued Sega of America Inc., claiming the company breached its contract with the former star quarterback on a football video game.
Montana had granted the video game maker an “exclusive worldwide” license involving the game, according to court documents filed Friday. The game was to have been on the market by May 1.
Montana was to have received up to 7 percent of sales, as well as fees totaling $825,000, the lawsuit said. But after negotiating, Sega sent a letter to Montana telling him the contract no longer applied.
The suit seeks $5 million in general, special and punitive damages, claiming Montana lost money and other business opportunities during the six months of negotiations.
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