A federal judge in the US has thrown out a case brought by former NFL star Jim Brown against Electronic Arts, following his claim that the publisher's Madden games used his image illegally.
But according to Bloomberg News, Brown - along with another former player, Herb Adderley - has now requested a brief be filed for a class action suit against EA.
In addition, another former player, Sam Keller, has filed a suit against the publisher, claiming that EA profited from what he alleges was a "violation of his rights of publicity".
Today's news is the latest round in a series of bouts between the NFL, EA and former players, with several of the latter having filed lawsuits.
In April this year Bernie Parrish threatened legal action against John Madden and EA following a successful litigation against the NFL Players Association for unpaid royalties based on the Madden games.