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Apparently the NCAA will let a player keep the proceeds of a lawsuit if his trademark is infringed upon. JF is suing someone for using his name a on a tee-shirt and if he wins he gets to keep the money. Easy way to pay the best players IMO. I wonder how many tee-shirts I can sell with AJ's chest tat or Cooper's TD vs UGA on it? I'll be glad to let them sue me and I'll settle for half the profit. I bet they would too.
This post was edited by bamamba1989 on 2/26/2013 at 4:40 PM
Sooo Can Johnny sue the NCAA?
hmmm...if that's the rule, why doesnt every college star just have someone sell sh*t with their name and likeness with the understanding that said player will then sue, and a nice settlement will be arranged???
I would bet the guy didn't come up with the name.
kids cocky but have no problem with this
This could end up being a game changer, unless they change the rule.
What if recruits could trademark anythig they wanted, have boosters violate and settle out of court, and basically go with the school of the booster that has the highest settlement?
Needless to say, any current player could take advantage of this as well. Exhibit A being those t-shirts of AJ's tattoo someone made last year.
NCAA is a disaster right now, especially with their case against them and EA Sports.
The NCAA needs to shut down and start over, such a mess.
If he set up a corporation for himself can't he capitalize the cost of defending the TM. Nothing wrong with using GAAP and IRS loopholes to get paid.
If he did not that is a problem as well.
His parents have oil money so they have the finances for these types of cases.
This post was edited by HFABamaFan on 2/26/2013 at 1:07 PM
Good for him. He's good for college football - and, ultimately, the Tide.
This is just a smart move on JM's part. He trademarked the name "Johnny Football" Someone else used it without his permission. Bottom line. I don't know what the loophole is. The only way this relates to him as a student athlete is because his athletic status is how the name "Johnny Football" became marketable. Texas A&M can't sell anything with "Johnny Football" on it without his permission. If they strike up a marketing agreement with him to sell "Johnny Football" merchandise, THEN it's a whole different ballgame.
I thought there already a loophole in place to get paid. Get the school to give your dad 200k and say you didn't know.
Not so fast my friend..
NCAA closes Johnny Football 'loophole', makes clear Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel's case will not bring down amateurism model after all.
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