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Terrell Owens sues nightclub

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Some Terrell Owens news. Hey, at least we know our wide receiver is still alive. The man has been eerily quiet this offseason, but I’m not complaining. I’ve made the statement before that Owens is just too open with his emotions and has a hard time hiding his displeasure for a 24/7 sports media to leave alone. So when he’s quiet, it usually keeps controversy away.

But that has nothing to do with this story. Owens is upset because a nightclub was using his name and likeness without permission, so he’s taking them to court.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has filed a $600,000 lawsuit saying he is not receptive to his name and photograph being used in advertisements by a nightclub without his permission.

Owens says the Avalon nightclub, on West 20th Street in Manhattan, improperly used his name, likeness and famous initials, T.O., in 2006 and 2007 to promote its Friday Night Lights events and other parties. He says the club claimed he would be hosting the parties.

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He is seeking at least $100,000 in compensatory damages and at least $500,000 in punitive damages for improper use of his name and photo, say court papers filed last week. The papers also ask the court to bar the club from using his name and likeness again without his permission.