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3rd Dec '16 5:29:39 PM JudasZala
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* '''Odell Beckham Jr.''', New York Giants wide receiver (2016 cover): Determined by tournament, Beckham defeated New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on May 13, 2015 to become the second Rookie of the Year winner to appear on the cover. Aside from his one-handed touchdown grab against the Cowboys in 2014, Beckham got attention again in 2015 when he got into a fight with Panthers cornerback Josh Norman throughout the entire game between the Giants and the then-undefeated Panthers, culminating with Beckham launching head first into Norman. As a result of his fight with Norman, Beckham was suspended for the next game against the Vikings, which they lost. Additionally, the Giants fell to 6-10 that year, and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin announced his resignation on January 4, 2016, after the Giants missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a potentially season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and will require surgery, which will put him out of action for at least two months.

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* '''Odell Beckham Jr.''', New York Giants wide receiver (2016 cover): Determined by tournament, Beckham defeated New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on May 13, 2015 to become the second Rookie of the Year winner to appear on the cover. Aside from his one-handed touchdown grab against the Cowboys in 2014, Beckham got attention again in 2015 when he got into a fight with Panthers cornerback Josh Norman throughout the entire game between the Giants and the then-undefeated Panthers, culminating with Beckham launching head first into Norman. As a result of his fight with Norman, Beckham was suspended for the next game against the Vikings, which they lost. Additionally, after the Giants fell to 6-10 that year, and miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin announced his resignation on January 4, 2016, after the Giants missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a potentially season-ending back injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks, and will require underwent surgery, which will put him out of action for at least two months.
1st Dec '16 7:43:54 PM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in season 10 and will require surgery.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): cover, consoles): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a potentially season-ending back injury in season Week 10 against the Seahawks, and will require surgery.surgery, which will put him out of action for at least two months.
1st Dec '16 3:39:00 PM AreYouTyler
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries. He then suffered a season-ending back injury in season 10 and will require surgery.
* '''Von Miller''', Denver Broncos linebacker (2017 cover, iOS): Miller managed to avert the curse so far by scoring 12.5 sacks through 11 games.
20th Sep '16 4:33:02 PM PF
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* '''Richard Sherman''', Seattle Seahawks cornerback (2015 cover): Determined by tournament, Sherman defeated Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton on June 6, 2014 to win the cover. Funnily enough, some theorize the curse worked in Sherman's favor as the year's most contested player: his fans would naturally vote for him, while his haters would vote for him hoping that the curse would hit him hard. He and his team reached the Super Bowl again. They not only lost the game, which saw three of the four feature members of the Seattle "Legion of Boom" secondary (who appear in the game's menu screens) suffer serious injuries throughout the postseason including Sherman himself, but had the 28-24 final score predicted by ''Madden NFL 15'' ''itself'' in a simulation of the Super Bowl, ''[[http://kotaku.com/madden-15-predicted-the-exact-score-of-the-super-bowl-1683159462 as well as the Pats' comeback after being down 14-24 in the third quarter.]]'' At least he has a new baby boy, however.

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* '''Richard Sherman''', Seattle Seahawks cornerback (2015 cover): Determined by tournament, Sherman defeated Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton on June 6, 2014 to win the cover. Funnily enough, some theorize the curse worked in Sherman's favor as the year's most contested player: his fans would naturally vote for him, while his haters would vote for him hoping that the curse would hit him hard. He and his team reached the Super Bowl again. They not only lost the game, which saw three of the four feature members of the Seattle "Legion of Boom" secondary (who appear in the game's menu screens) suffer serious injuries throughout the postseason including Sherman himself, but had the 28-24 final score predicted by ''Madden NFL 15'' ''itself'' in a simulation of the Super Bowl, ''[[http://kotaku.com/madden-15-predicted-the-exact-score-of-the-super-bowl-1683159462 as well as the Pats' comeback after being down 14-24 in the third quarter.]]'' At least he has had a new baby boy, however.
20th Sep '16 4:14:35 PM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held this season for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover. No tournament was held this season for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal.scandal, and directly affected when he missed the first two weeks due to injuries.
20th Jul '16 9:21:58 PM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk was selected to appear on the cover.

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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk Gronk, the runner-up to last year's tournament, was selected to appear on the cover.cover. No tournament was held this season for the first time since 2012. Gronk would be indirectly affected by the Madden Curse, as quarterback Creator/TomBrady had his four-game suspension restored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a court in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal.
1st Jul '16 11:22:24 AM Anddrix
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* '''Richard Sherman''', Seattle Seahawks cornerback (2015 cover): Determined by tournament, Sherman defeated Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton on June 6, 2014 to win the cover. Funnily enough, some theorize the curse worked in Sherman's favor as the year's BaseBreaker player: his fans would naturally vote for him, while his haters would vote for him hoping that the curse would hit him hard. He and his team reached the Super Bowl again. They not only lost the game, which saw three of the four feature members of the Seattle "Legion of Boom" secondary (who appear in the game's menu screens) suffer serious injuries throughout the postseason including Sherman himself, but had the 28-24 final score predicted by ''Madden NFL 15'' ''itself'' in a simulation of the Super Bowl, ''[[http://kotaku.com/madden-15-predicted-the-exact-score-of-the-super-bowl-1683159462 as well as the Pats' comeback after being down 14-24 in the third quarter.]]'' At least he has a new baby boy, however.

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* '''Richard Sherman''', Seattle Seahawks cornerback (2015 cover): Determined by tournament, Sherman defeated Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton on June 6, 2014 to win the cover. Funnily enough, some theorize the curse worked in Sherman's favor as the year's BaseBreaker most contested player: his fans would naturally vote for him, while his haters would vote for him hoping that the curse would hit him hard. He and his team reached the Super Bowl again. They not only lost the game, which saw three of the four feature members of the Seattle "Legion of Boom" secondary (who appear in the game's menu screens) suffer serious injuries throughout the postseason including Sherman himself, but had the 28-24 final score predicted by ''Madden NFL 15'' ''itself'' in a simulation of the Super Bowl, ''[[http://kotaku.com/madden-15-predicted-the-exact-score-of-the-super-bowl-1683159462 as well as the Pats' comeback after being down 14-24 in the third quarter.]]'' At least he has a new baby boy, however.
13th May '16 12:09:12 PM JudasZala
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* '''Rob Gronkowski''', New England Patriots tight end (2017 cover): Gronk was selected to appear on the cover.
27th Mar '16 2:04:55 PM MarqFJA
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NFL players who have met with misfortune after being on the ''Madden'' cover include:

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14th Mar '16 4:58:08 AM PF
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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015- ''[[TemptingFate a Friday the 13th, mind you]]''- [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ridiculously-good-looking-ea-sports-ufc-2-revealed/1100-6432255/ EA Sports announced]] that Ronda Rousey would be the cover athlete for ''EA Sports UFC 2''. She was already on the cover of ''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ronda-rousey-becomes-first-woman-to-land-mens-fitness-cover-but-some-men-arent-happy-a6681931.html Men's Fitness]]'' and billed as the greatest MMA fighter, male or female, ever. [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/25374987/look-twitter-reacts-in-shock-to-holly-holms-ko-of-ronda-rousey The day after this was announced,]] Holly Holm, a 20-1 underdog, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson kicks Rousey's fucking head in]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable and breaks Rousey's undefeated streak.]] This came not too long after a controversy regarding the cover athlete for ''[[VideoGame/NHLHockey NHL 16]]''. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was supposed to be on the cover alongside his teammate, Jonathan Toews. Shortly after this was announced, Kane was accused of sexual assault, and EA Sports released the game with only Toews on the cover.

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The curse may be spreading to other EA Sports titles, too. On November 13, 2015- ''[[TemptingFate 2015,[[note]]''[[TemptingFate a Friday the 13th, mind you]]''- you]]''[[/note]] [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ridiculously-good-looking-ea-sports-ufc-2-revealed/1100-6432255/ EA Sports announced]] that Ronda Rousey would be the cover athlete for ''EA Sports UFC 2''. She was already on the cover of ''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ronda-rousey-becomes-first-woman-to-land-mens-fitness-cover-but-some-men-arent-happy-a6681931.html Men's Fitness]]'' and billed as the greatest MMA fighter, male or female, ever. [[http://www.cbssports.com/general/eye-on-sports/25374987/look-twitter-reacts-in-shock-to-holly-holms-ko-of-ronda-rousey The day after this was announced,]] Holly Holm, a 20-1 underdog, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson kicks Rousey's fucking head in]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable and breaks Rousey's undefeated streak.]] This came not too long after a controversy regarding the cover athlete for ''[[VideoGame/NHLHockey NHL 16]]''. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was supposed to be on the cover alongside his teammate, Jonathan Toews. Shortly after this was announced, Kane was accused of sexual assault, and EA Sports released the game with only Toews on the cover.
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