It looks like Big Dawg is getting his.
John “Big Dawg” Thompson, who is famous for wearing an intimidating bulldog mask in Cleveland’s rowdy Dawg Pound section and suing Electronic Arts for using his likeness without permission, is likely settling his case, according to Cleveland.com. Last week the site reported telltale signs: the case is being dismissed, terms were not disclosed and EA’s publicists “couldn’t be reached.”
Parker said the video game manufacturer never asked Thompson’s permission to use the character. As part of the suit, Thompson asked for a minimum of $25,000 and that Electronic Arts no longer use his image.
The Consumerist crystal ball says Big Dawg will be in Madden NFL 11, and the Dawg will be getting paid for the appearances from here on out.