Desmond Howard plans to fight lawsuit by photographer who snapped 1991 Heisman touchdown pose
Former Michigan player describes copyright infringement lawsuit as 'really odd'
Desmond Howard says he plans to fight a lawsuit by the photographer who snapped his Heisman Trophy touchdown pose in 1991.
The Heisman winner tells The Flint Journal for a story published Friday he couldn't discuss the lawsuit extensively.
The former Michigan player described it as "really odd," noting that it's been "more than two decades since I played my last down in Ann Arbor."
Photographer Brian Masck in January filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit, saying Howard and others unlawfully copied and marketed the shot.
Masck didn't obtain a copyright until 2011. Masck took the photo after Howard scored on a 93-yard punt return against Ohio State.
Masck says he never authorized the photo to be used in magazines and in memorabilia.
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