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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.

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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.

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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.

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