Prodigy is no longer demanding that the courts block Buhr from signing with a competitor.
March 16, 2023 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 0 comments
Prodigy Disc has withdrawn its request for a restraining order, preliminary injunction, and a hearing against Gannon Buhr in Georgia’s District Court, cooling the legal fracas between the manufacturer and one of its marquee sponsored players.
In a filing yesterday, Prodigy wrote, “Based on a temporary understanding between Plaintiff [Prodigy Disc, Inc.] and Defendant [G.B., a Minor, by and through Michelle Nesheim, his Legal Guardian] to maintain the status quo between them, Plaintiff hereby withdraws, without prejudice, its motion for Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction, and a Hearing. Plaintiff reserves the right to refile its motion should it become necessary and reserves all rights and claims relating to or arising out of the conduct at issue in its motion.”
It is unclear what is next for Buhr and Prodigy. Buhr has continued to throw Prodigy discs and sport Prodigy branded apparel at Disc Golf Pro Tour events to begin the season and is set to compete again this weekend at the Open at Austin, an Elite Series event beginning tomorrow.
The original complaint against Buhr — which claims that Prodigy has not breached its contract with Buhr and that he is obligated to continue under the terms of the contract until the end of the 2023 season — is still pending.
Representatives from Prodigy and Gannon Buhr’s camps have not responded to requests for comment. Ultiworld Disc Golf will update this article with any additional information.
Correction: The original version of this story said that Prodigy had dropped its lawsuit against Buhr. That was incorrect. They have withdrawn a request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent Buhr from signing a new endorsement deal with a competitor, but the primary complaint, for now, is still pending. We regret the error.