Tim Tebow 'Tebowing' last year with the Denver Broncos.(Photo: Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports)
Dropping to a knee like Tim Tebow might cost you now.
York Jets backup quarterback has officially trademarked "Tebowing," the
move in which he goes down on one knee and holds a clenched fist against
his forehead while praying during games. After Tebow led the Denver
Broncos to a series of fourth-quarter comeback victories last season,
"Tebowing" swept the country - with actor Robert Downey Jr. even doing
it at the Oscars.
New York's Newsday first reported that the trademark was approved last week after paperwork was filed in April.
Tebow said Friday he wasn't aware the trademark was official.
"I know it was something that was cool for me in the past, but it's not something I do as Tebowing,' " Tebow said, via ESPNNewYork.com.
"It's something I do that's 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."
Tebow, a devout Christian, said
his representatives filed on his behalf not for financial gain, though
Tebow said any money he might make on the move in the future would go to
his charity, the Tim Tebow Foundation.