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Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Arrington Signs Group Licensing Pact: The Sports Business Daily is reporting that Redskins linebacker Lavar Arrington has ended his holdout as the only player who refused to sign the NFL Player's Association Group Licensing Pact, an agreement which allows the NFLPA to make deals using his name, number, voice and image in licensed deals involving six or more NFL players. Arrington had previously filed lawsuits against Nike and adidas, asking that the companies cease selling Arrington jerseys, and against three trading card companies for producing cards bearing his likeness without his permission. It is unclear what caused Arrington to change his mind and sign the agreement.