(NEW YORK) — He might not be playing that much for the New York Jets this season, but quarterback Tim Tebow has a reason to celebrate off the field. Tebow has gotten a trademark on “Tebowing.”
Tebowing became a cultural phenomenon during his run with the Denver Broncos last season. Tebow would kneel down on the field in prayer during a big moment in the game or following a win, and it took off from there.
“I know it was something was cool for me in the past, but it’s not something I do as ‘Tebowing,’ ” Tebow said. “It’s something I do that’s a prayer for me and then it got hyped up as Tebowing. So I think [it’s] just to control how it’s used as well. Make sure it’s used in the right way.”
Paperwork was filed for the trademark back in April, and it was rewarded to him earlier this month.
The Jets backup said he was more concerned with how Tebowing was portrayed by others rather than make money off of it. He also said that if he ever used it for commercial gain, he’d donate the proceeds to his foundation.
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Jill Martin, CNN
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