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Trading Card Company Sues Andrew Luck

Former Stanford star has a lawsuit before a professional contract.



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    Heisman Trophy finalist Andrew Luck of the Stanford University Cardinal speaks during a press conference at The New York Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

    Andrew Luck's NFL career hasn't even started yet but he is already dealing with his first professional lawsuit.

    The former Stanford quarterback, who will be selected No. 1 in Thursday's NFL Draft, is being sued by a Texas company after Luck's attorney demanded it stop printing trading cards with his image on it.

    Leaf Trading Cards said it used images of Luck from the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl for high school players.

    The company claims it had rights to use images from the game and it filed suit April 20 claiming its First Amendment rights were being violated.

    Leaf Trading Cards has not said whether it will seek damages from Luck or simply the right to produce the card again.