A Michigan couple has sued the NFL over alleged abuse at their farm.
Madden, a video game series produced by EA Sports, centers around NFL players and their teams.
The plaintiffs, who are from the state of Michigan, alleged that in April 2017, the owners of a Michigan farm, named Lakeside Farm, failed to provide proper protective gear and water.
They also alleged that after they went to a state veterinarian, they were turned away and refused access to their water.
They said the owners had been known to beat them.
In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, the plaintiffs say they are seeking compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages.
The owners have denied the allegations.
A spokesperson for EA Sports did not immediately respond to a request for comment.