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Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Tim Tebow’s attorneys try to stop sale of “My Jesus” shirts


Tebow is putting money in people’s pockets, whether he wants to or not. (Jeff Zelevansky - Getty Images)
Tebow Mania is alive and well in New York, and that means a flood of green and white merchandise inspired by the Jets new backup quarterback is hitting the streets of the Big Apple.

But not everyone is wild about all the new fashion. Tim Tebow’s lawyers are urging sellers to boycott a new batch of T-shirts designed by cubbytees.com featuring the words “My Jesus” inside the recognizable “NY Jets” logo style.

In a cease and desist letter obtained by TMZ, Tebow’s attorneys claim the merchandise “makes it appear as if Mr. Tebow actually endorses Cubby Tees and its products.”

Tebow’s name does not actually appear on the shirt, a key detail Cubby Tees is using to maintain its ability to sell the shirts. But the company admitted the design was inspired by New York’s offseason acquisition.

On its Web site, Cubby Tees advertises the shirts by saying “Whether his message — or his playing skills — will thrive under the bright lights of Gotham remains to be seen...but we know that a legion of believers will have faith in him. He’s not just looking to cure lepers, but heal Gang Green!”

“The fun design is not officially endorsed by New York’s backup quarterback or the Son of Good, but plays off the themes of Tebow’s faith and his new team,” according to the Web site.

Cubby Tees said Tebow’s attorney’s have already successfully petitioned eBay to stop selling the shirts.

(H/T Pro Football Talk)

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