Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette makes $2.4 million per year, but he’s suing a Utah clothing company for failure to pay $50,000 plus royalties for using his likeness.
Fredette entered an agreement with Black Clover Enterprises in March 2012 to use his name and likeness on products. Fredette was to earn $50,000 per year, plus royalties of up to 10 percent of company revenues on endorsed products. Fredette had to make a two-hour appearance at the company, wear Black Clover’s products at media events, promote the apparel through social media and provide autographs to the Utah company. Fredette’s lawyer, Tyson Snow, said the former BYU guard has lived up to his end of the bargain.
The company sells Fredette hats in Kings colors. Black Clover’s owner, Brett Wayment said the company hopes to resolve the issue with Fredette.
“We like Jimmer and his family … and want to keep the relationship healthy,” Wayment said, according to the Associated Press.
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