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Should Tim Tebow Sue 'My Jesus' Shirt Makers?

Sports 2012/05/18 19:00:00
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Tim Tebow is not amused. The New York Jets quarterback had a lot of success in Denver last season, but the Big Apple is a different animal. For as charitable and upstanding of a citizen as Tebow is, he's also image conscious. And who could blame someone for that if they're a role model? The T-shirt company Cubby Tees created a t-shirt that has an altered Jets logo with the word “Jesus” on it. Of course, Jesus is most associated in sports with Tebow and his openly religious beliefs.

Apparently, Tebow thought the association was too close for comfort in the case of Cubby Tees and his lawyers sent the company a cease and desist letter to halt the manufacturing of the shirt. Keep in mind, while it bears no likeness or name of Tebow, it is advertised as a Tim Tebow Jets shirt. Although, some fans may not know that and think he believes he's the only one allowed to express his love for Jesus -- and be the only one allowed to make money off of it.

That may not be the case at all, as it could have been Tebow's representatives who recommended him to make this move. Either way, perception is reality and whether they should or shouldn't make money off of those shirts, Tebow just unintentionally got Cubby Tees a heck of a lot more exposure and potential customers. No word on whether Cubby Tees will send Tim Tebow a free shirt for his troubles that reads “You Mad, Bro?”
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  • Kabrelle 2012/05/20 18:48:08
    Yes
    Kabrelle
    +1
    I think many people are misinterpreting this T-Shirt. It's not announcing his love of Jesus, it's calling Tim Tebow himself Jesus. THAT is why he is uncomfortable with it. It is being advertised as a Tim Tebow shirt specifically by the company, and thus he has the right to sue them.
  • DeborahLakeHelen 2012/05/20 17:19:45
    No
    DeborahLakeHelen
    +3
    He can't and he knows he can't. Jesus belongs to everybody.
  • Chewy Deborah... 2012/05/21 03:54:03
  • Deborah... Chewy 2012/05/21 14:38:02
    DeborahLakeHelen
    +1
    I'm sorry for you.
  • S123 Deborah... 2012/05/21 18:30:44
    S123
    +1
    I think he has a right to sue them for calling it a Tim Tebow shirt.
  • Deborah... S123 2012/05/21 18:32:20
    DeborahLakeHelen
    +1
    For Tebow's name, sure, but not the name of Jesus.
  • Aingean 2012/05/20 14:21:31
    No
    Aingean
    +2
    There isn't really anything to sue over. There are shirts like that made by different companies all over the place so he needs to get over it.
  • bellybob 2012/05/20 11:07:45
    No
    bellybob
    +2
    Even tho there is nothing to "sue" about, meaning that there is no name of Tim's on it I don't think he can...... But now if that NY football design is copyrighted then the ball team owner could..
  • S123 bellybob 2012/05/21 18:31:47
    S123
    They are useing his name to market it.
  • Kigan 2012/05/20 05:00:40
    No
    Kigan
    +1
    There is no infringement over which he can sue.

    Forgetting that - why would someone so into his religion that we now have "Tebowing" take issue with a shirt maker that is producing a shirt which will help to spread that very same religion?
  • S123 Kigan 2012/05/21 18:33:06
    S123
    I think he has a right to sue them for calling it a Tim Tebow shirt.
  • Kigan S123 2012/05/21 21:26:40
    Kigan
    He'd be lucky if he accomplished anything with that, and it is pointless anyway.
  • SABLE 2012/05/20 04:01:36
    No
    SABLE
    +3
    Nothing wrong with admitting you love Jesus
  • Chewy SABLE 2012/05/21 03:55:13
    Chewy
    +1
    and there's nothing wrong with admitting that you dont believe in Jesus either...or that you wish his dumbass followers would piss off!
  • SABLE Chewy 2012/05/21 11:36:16
    SABLE
    +1
    I could call you a dumbass for not following Him but I won't stoop as low as you. There's a lot more followers than non-followers.
  • Mr.Right SABLE 2012/05/21 14:26:03
    Mr.Right
    Your point?
  • SABLE Mr.Right 2012/05/21 22:39:45
    SABLE
    To each his own. I'm happy being a believer and your happy being a non-believer. But name calling is quite unnecessary
  • Mr.Right SABLE 2012/06/06 12:14:40
    Mr.Right
    Fair enough. I was just trying to imply that the number of people who believe something doesn't make that something true (i.e. more followers than non-followers). Something is either fact or it isn't. And matters of faith are even more vague. By your line of reasoning, Islam should be the way to go because there are more Muslims than Christians, right?
  • missmax 2012/05/20 02:52:23
  • sdfhrtj 2012/05/20 01:58:10
  • BongRipper 2012/05/20 00:15:33
    No
    BongRipper
    +1
    What ever happened to turning the other cheek?
  • Mr.Right BongRipper 2012/05/21 14:26:25
    Mr.Right
    Good point.
  • tobe 2012/05/19 23:25:26
    No
    tobe
    +1
    give it to an overpaid football player to want to sue a shirt spreading the word of jesus. this is why i can't stand football.
  • Cosmosoddgirl 2012/05/19 23:19:34
    No
    Cosmosoddgirl
    +1
    Cos you should spread the gospel by any and all means
  • tobe Cosmoso... 2012/05/19 23:26:01
    tobe
    +1
    and we all know he doesn't make enough money lol
  • Mr.Right Cosmoso... 2012/05/21 14:26:54
    Mr.Right
    Why?
  • Josh Robinson 2012/05/19 23:11:36
    Yes
    Josh Robinson
    Jesus would sue them and is having God seize their web domain... G.I.S.P.A...!
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/05/19 21:14:38
  • stevmackey 2012/05/19 21:10:32
    No
    stevmackey
    The ACLU will probably do it.
  • jc 2012/05/19 20:56:59
    No
    jc
    +1
    He is not going to be able to sue anyone.His name is not on the shirt.
  • Mr.Right jc 2012/05/21 14:29:07
    Mr.Right
    He may not win but anyone can sue anybody for any reason, however ridiculous it may be. That's why lawyers, judges and the system sucks so much,
  • joe mauro 2012/05/19 20:26:45
    Yes
    joe mauro
    +1
    bodemeister wins the preakness
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/05/19 20:01:28
    No
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +1
    There are many players that believe in Jesus and I'll bet they will be making shirts for many teams. This one could hurt Tebow if true.
  • Rammstein 2012/05/19 20:00:15
    No
    Rammstein
    +2
    proof positive that teblow has no sense of humor
  • Chewy Rammstein 2012/05/21 12:30:51
    Chewy
    Tebow is a douchebag! Why do you think he's not in Denver? Because of Manning? Nope....because he is another Heath Shuler...thats why! And he is a crybaby and a fanatic to boot...LMFAO!
  • Illjwamh 2012/05/19 19:50:28
    No
    Illjwamh
    +1
    I can see why he'd be upset, though. It is possible to interpret this shirt as equating Tebow with a "personal Jesus" or some such, and for someone as religious as him, that would have to be uncomfortable.
  • Dickens 2012/05/19 19:36:07
    No
    Dickens
    +1
    ..hey, as long as he's out of CO, I don't care what he does...
  • RoyJLores 2012/05/19 19:15:47
    No
    RoyJLores
    +1
    Where on that shirt does it proclaim that Tebow is Jesus? If that was the intention the shirt makers were smart enough not to openly blaspheme that's for certain.
  • S123 RoyJLores 2012/05/19 20:00:08
    S123
    +1
    It says they are calling it a Tim Tebow shirt.
  • RoyJLores S123 2012/05/19 23:11:19
    RoyJLores
    +2
    Shouldn't he get Royalties of some kind if they are marketing them under his name?

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