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Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and his family are now working with Texas A&M to trademark his nickname "Johnny Football." This is not an effort for either the Manziels or A&M to profit off of Johnny’s nickname. Rather, they would use the trademark status to prevent others from doing so.
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Tommy Patel - 35 months ago
very smart of them...Honey Badger agrees with me.
hometownhero89 - 35 months ago
well since he can't collect a cent personally or vicariously i don't see why it's even up for discussion. pretty pointless, i mean if you're a athlete of any kind and obviously going professional there's always going to be people profiting off of you
HungryTiger - 35 months ago
Considering that at least one company has applied for a trademark for "Johnny Football" already, they absolutely have to do this. He should be the only one to profit from his name when he's no longer under NCAA restrictions.
wadewilson - 35 months ago
It's not arrogant at all. It's smart.
Chris Warner - 35 months ago
The kid is going to rewrite the record books. He is protecting his brand name and brand potential.
im4LSU - 35 months ago
Does seem slightly arrogant
Kracka - 35 months ago
I don't blame him one bit. Trust me, the SEC, ESPN and aTm are all profiting from him. Best believe he's doing it to cash in. He's got potential to be a Heisman winner, why not do this.
SA Tiger - 35 months ago
If they aren't making profit on this, why do it? Its stupid and arrogant of them.
wadewilson - 35 months ago
Good for him.
bicroundstic2008662 - 35 months ago
I may trademark my name with the word football behind it.
Tigah32 - 35 months ago
I love this move. I would love to see how much LSU made off Mathieu or UF off of Tebow. These kids deserve some of the cut.
Sterling Archer - 35 months ago
As someone who hates seeing colleges and vendors profiting off the name and likeness of special college athletes i.e. honey badger, I love this move.
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