Madden 19 Updates Nearly 30 Player Models After NFL Stars Complain They Look Ugly In-Game

Madden 19 Updates Nearly 30 Player Models After NFL Stars Complain They Look Ugly In-Game

Skin deep.

Some players in the NFL are starting to realize that the glamor of licensing their appearance for games like EA Madden 19 isn't all that's cracked up to be after realizing that they don't really look like the digital versions of themselves.

NFL's Christian Covington, who plays defensive end for the Houston Texans, posted a photo of his character model from Madden 19 on Twitter lamenting, "Guess I have to accept the fact that I'm ugly now..."

Trent Taylor, a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers made a similar tweet writing, "What'd I do to deserve this???" and sending the tweet to the official EA Madden Twitter account.

While there's a thread on Resetera about these complaints from NFL players, none might have been more upset than Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford who called his likeness in Madden 19, "unacceptable."

Not only did EA fix up Crawford’s appearance, but the latest Madden 19 update made changes to almost 30 NFL players’ appearances in the game. Whether this update prompted other NFL players unhappy with their likeness in Madden 19 to reach out is unknown.

Madden NFL 19 is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out our Madden 19 review for our take on EA’s latest football game or check out our Madden 19 guide to help take your game to the next level.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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