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NFL's Merriman: It's Lights Out for Clothing Line

7/24/2008 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

All-Pro NFL linebacker Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman is not a man you want to make angry.
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The 24-year-old San Diego Charger superstar is suing a clothing company called Lights Out Sportswear for trademark infringement.

Merriman claims he's been using the nickname "Lights Out" since his knocked a quarterback out cold during his sophomore year in high school -- almost ten years ago. He launched an apparel line with that name back in 2002 and trademarked the name back in 2007.

Merriman is asking for damages, the "destruction or elimination" of all of Lights Out Sportswear's products and advertising, as well as the forfeiture of their website domain.

Calls to Lights Out Sportswear were not immediately returned.

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I heard that Shawne Merriman came out with "Lights Out" when he woke up with a steroid needle in his ass.

2244 days ago

Atlanta Fighter    

He's an idiot. He just wants to "get paid". For doing nothing.
He does not have a clothing line and now he wants to stop some other company from doing it.
He should have thought about doing it first.

2244 days ago


i agree with you Mik...His lawyer just wants to make money off his client by making a stupid lawsuit that I bet they wont win!! How about concentrating on playing better football instead of making stupid lawsuits!!! Thats why I took him off my fantasy league!! He cost me money last year!!! JACKASS!!!! Please someone turn his lights on so he can see what he's doing!!!

2244 days ago


wow the NFL should have banned him for using steroids, i hate cheaters

2242 days ago
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