Frank Heinz, NBCDFW.com
An attorney representing Cowboys' running back Felix Jones has filed a cease and desist order against a Little Rock, Arkansas man who has allegedly been using Jones's name and likeness without his consent.
Brian Davis was allegedly responsible for the confusion at a June 24 Arkansas Travelers baseball game, at which Jones threw out the ceremonial first pitch; Davis is accused of claiming that Jones would be available for autographs before fulfilling his duties on the field.
Due to an exclusive contract with a trading card company though, Jones was unable to oblige, leaving the waiting masses disappointed, and Jones embarrassed.
“Mr. Davis does not represent me in any formal capacity,” Jones said in a statement, per ESPNDallas.com. “His statements of my participation in these events were made without permission from my management or me.”
In the mean time, Jones has set out to right this wrong, organizing an autograph session prior to the July 21 Travelers game. Autographs will be free with admission.
“Interacting with fans – especially the kids – is one of the best things about being a professional athlete,” Jones said. “One thing I’ve learned is that when you become a public figure, there are some people who don’t necessarily have your best interest at heart. I appreciate the Travelers, the youth football players and the fans understanding this misrepresentation. I’m eager to see everyone, and I can’t wait for July 21.”