May 19, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT
We all know that New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow keeps a close watch on his image but it appears that a t-shirt maker has drew the ire of the Tebow camp with a brand new t-shirt.
The maker called “CubbyTees” decided to create a Jets-themed t-shirt using the words, “My Jesus” as a possible reference to Tebow’s faith with his new team’s logo.
Earlier in the week, the company received a cease-and-desist letter from Tebow’s lawyers stating that they needed to stop selling the shirts since they were using Tebow’s name to promote, advertise, and sell the shirts.
After receiving the letter, Kevin Doolan of CubbyTees.com told Tebow’s legal team that they would not comply with their demands and that the company was “shocked” by the legal threats:
In a statement issued Wednesday, CubbyTees.com said the design is “positive and innocuous” and the graphic “legally sound” since it doesn’t mention or depict Tebow.
Doolan also said his company had no reason to believe Tebow was personally involved in the legal threats, had any awareness of the shirt or any objection to the design – although the quarterback was copied in on the cease and desist letter.
“We are artists and have no desire to trespass on anyone’s legitimate intellectual property rights, but we also will not roll over and sacrifice ours,” CubbyTees.com said in its statement.
CubbyTees.com also gave Tebow’s legal team a chance to backtrack on their statement regarding the shirts but they declined that offer.
Tebow lawyers threatening to sue T-Shirt makers [NBC Sports]
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