CHICAGO (AP) – A former running back for Northern Illinois University is suing two daily fantasy sports sites in Chicago federal court alleging they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue.READ MORE: Missing 7-Year-Old Texas Girl Found Alive; Amber Alert Canceled
Akeem Daniels filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel.
The Daily Chronicle reports that he is seeking class-action status and $5 million in damages. The lawsuit mentions 15 other NIU players who appeared in games on the two sites.READ MORE: Small Business Owners Excited As Visitors Return, Pack The State Fair Of Texas
Daniels’ lawsuit says the sites put him and others “in an unwanted state of fear and concern of the risk of being contacted by speculators who have a financial interest” in their performances on the field.
FanDuel and DraftKings didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment sent early Thursday.MORE NEWS: SMU Beats TCU 42-34 In 100th Meeting Of The Dallas-Area Rivals
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