John Big Dawg Thompson sued EA after he found out that Madden 09 -- released last year -- showed a Browns fan wearing a get-up that resembled his own.
Thompson's lawyer, Alan Parker, told the Plain Dealer that the case is being dismissed.
Part of the complaint reads, "Cleveland Browns Stadium includes animated fans that features a character dressed unmistakably as Big Dawg, with a distinctive pop-eyed and heavily jowled dog-face mask and orange hard hat."
For this perceived transgression, Thopmson was seeking a minimum of $25,000 and a demand that EA would stop putting his image in its video games.
John Big Dawg Thomson is the man's legal name -- hence the lack of quotes around the phrase "Big Dawg."