Johnny Manziel’s Family Working To Trademark Johnny Football
The legend that is Johnny Manziel continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
Manziels meteoric rise from 3 star recruit, to potential Heisman finalist, is close to out doing that of the great Tim Tebow in my opinion.
Manziel did what some felt couldn’t be done, by driving the Alabama defense crazy, and giving them fits.
ESPN is reporting that the Manziel family in concert with Texas A&M is aware of the growing star their son has become, and has taken steps to have his now famous nickname “Johnny Football,” trademarked.
The Manziel family jumped to this position, after an organization called Kenneth R. Reynolds Family Investments, filed for the “Johnny Football” trademark.
The company is based out of College Station, Texas.
The company is reportedly named after a deceased Aggie booster.
The attorney listed on the trademark filing has no known attachments to the Manziel family.
Reports are that in order for the trademark not to affect Manziel’s eligibility, neither Texas A&M nor the Manziel family can sell anything with Johnny Football that has any direct connection to Johnny himself.
The school will also now stop vendors from selling any such merchandise according to the NCAA.
Darren Rovell reports that it could be years before Manziel himself even owns the trademark.
Texas A&M reportedly stock school stores with #2 jerseys for the first time this past Friday, and expect to need an even bigger shipment by this morning.
The only other numbers available were the number 12, which recognized the famous 12 man.
Manziel will be the only Aggie player with a jersey available for purchase.
Looks like more big business by the NCAA, and Texas A&M.
Manziel may have to wait sometime before he is compensated for his skills.