From now on you’ll have to pay Marshawn Lynch $25 anytime you say the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has applied for a trademark on a phrase he used at the NFL Media session before Super Bowl XLIX.
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According to the Seattle Times, Lynch is attempting to trademark the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” after he repeatedly used it at the pre-Super Bowl media session and became a viral hit on nearly every media outlet.
Lynch’s clothing line, “Beast Mode,” which has already trademarked several unique catchphrases the Seahawks powerback has used, wants to add the viral phrase to the line and get all of the proprietary benefits that come with being the only company allowed to produce it.
“We heard from our fans and so many of them were saying that they wanted that phrase on the clothing,” Chris Bevans, who runs the apparel line, said to ESPN.com.
“This is just listening to the marketplace.”
Lynch has not yet committed to returning to the Seattle Seahawks for the 2015 NFL season, but his services would be highly valued. He led the league in TDs in each of the last two seasons and was essential to their 2013 and 2014 playoff runs.