NFL Rookie trademarking his own nicknames?
TMZ Sports has learned ... Manziel filed docs with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office requesting exclusive rights to various permutations of his name and jersey number (2) -- including "JIIM," "JFF" "JMAN" "JMAN 2" "The House that Johnny Built" and ManzIIel."
According to the application, obtained by TMZ Sports, Manziel wants to use the various logos on athletic shirts, sleepwear, women's athletic tops, shorts, skirts, gloves and fire-retardant onesies for infants.
Johnny's application is still pending.
With so many upset about Michael Sam selling shirts and getting an offer from Oprah... Why is no one talking about all of the the other Rookies trying to make money? This is not a new trend either...