University of Michigan football great Desmond Howard, the 1991 Heisman Trophy winner, is honored before an NCAA college football game between Michigan and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Desmond is at the center of a copyright infringement lawsuit about a 1991 photo of him in the 'Heisman Trophy pose.'
DETROIT -- University of Michigan football legend Desmond Howard is on the receiving end of a lawsuit that could pass for unnecessary roughness -- or unsportsmanlike conduct.
At least that's how Howard sees it.
The former NFL and Michigan Wolverine star is speaking extensively for the first time about a lawsuit he was hit with in January involving the photo of his iconic 1991 Heisman pose. The photographer who snapped the shot, which became one of most historic moments in college football history, is suing Howard, Sports Illustrated and a host of others, claiming they sold and copied his ...