An attorney for Felix Jones issued a cease-and-desist demand to a Little Rock, Ark. man who has used the Cowboys running back's name and likeness without permission.
Brian Davis is accused of falsely claiming that Jones would sign autographs at a June 24 Arkansas Travelers baseball game and that he would appear at a football camp this week in Little Rock.
“Mr. Davis does not represent me in any formal capacity,” Jones said in a statement. “His statements of my participation in these events were made without permission from my management or me.”
Jones threw the first pitch at the Travelers game but disappointed fans who lined up to get his autograph, a an arrangement he was not aware of. He didn't sign due to a conflict with an endorsement deal.
However, Jones has scheduled an autograph session prior to the July 21 Travelers game. Autographs are free with admission to the game.
“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.”