As some college players consider unionizing and others jockey for a cut of the NCAA pie, former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel may have found a way to make money on his college days.
According to a report by ESPN, the new Browns quarterback filed at the beginning of the year for a trademark on the phrase "The House That Johnny Built", a reference to Kyle Field where the Aggies play.
Monday, he learned the family of "a longtime friend", Nate Fitch, had their own effort to trademark the phrase rejected by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Fitch is the "sidekick" who was allegedly involved in the autograph scandal that had Manziel suspended for the first half of a game. He also recently tweeted there's "0% chance I'm moving to Cleveland. No thanks."
JMAN2 Enterprises, a company Manziel started, has also applied for eight other trademarks, including "Johnny Football."
Just for the record there is a 0% chance I am moving to Cleveland. No thanks.— Nate Fitch (@UNCLENATEFITCH) May 9, 2014