Greg Gumbel Falls For The Oldest Trick In The Book, The Infomercial Switcheroo

Thursday, April 02, 2009


If this was yesterday, I would almost certainly think that this was an April Fool's joke, but alas....it is not. Greg Gumbel is suing a company called Encore because they used his likeness in informercials, instead of what was agreed upon. Apparently his voice was supposed to support a line of educational products, but instead was used for time shares, and get this....magnet therapy. Via the Huff Po....

CBS Sports broadcaster Greg Gumbel claims in a lawsuit a television producer tricked him into hosting a series of Internet infomercials.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale. The suit claims Paul Douglas Scott, owner of Deerfield Beach-based Encore Television Group Inc., told Gumbel he would be announcing introductions for educational programming. Instead, Gumbel says his introductions were used in infomercials for time-shares, magnet therapy and other products.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages and to have the videos taken down.

Gumbel's attorney would not comment on the suit. A telephone number listed on Encore's Web site had been disconnected.
That's just crazy, but seriously though....what's wrong with magnet therapy? I mean, I don't exactly know what it is, but money is money. In fact, if Greg doesn't want his voice on the infomercials, I know someone who needs the work. His brother, Bryant.

Greg Gumbel says he was tricked into infomercials (Huffington Post)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 9:49 AM

2 Comments:

Time for Encore to be on the receiving end of some Beach Justice.

GMoney said...
Apr 2, 2009, 10:48:00 AM  

SportsbyBrooks found a clip of the real estate ad "featuring" Greg Gumbel.

Apr 2, 2009, 12:02:00 PM  

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