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Tim Tebow

Raising Hell Over

"MY Jesus" Tees

5/16/2012 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tim Tebow
is definitely down with Jesus ... but he ain't down with "MY Jesus" t-shirts -- and he's threatening legal action because he says a website is illegally using his name to sell the merchandise.

TMZ obtained the cease and desist letter Tebow's attorneys sent to cubbytees.com last month -- in which they claim "The Merchandise makes it appear as if Mr. Tebow actually endorses Cubby Tees and its products."

Interestingly, the tee shirts in question do not use Tebow's image or name -- but instead spell out "MY Jesus" using the colors and font of his new team ... the NY Jets. In fact, the website clearly states, "This fun design is not officially endorsed by New York's backup quarterback or the Son of God, but plays off the themes of Tebow's faith and his new team."

Still, Tebow's attorneys are demanding the site stop "any use of Mr. Tebow's name and/or likeness" -- and according to Cubby Tees, Tebow already successfully petitioned eBay to remove the tees.

The shirt makers tell TMZ they aren't backing down, and actually sent a response to team Tebow ... saying the design "shares nothing with Mr. Tebow except for promotion of a common Lord and Savior." The shirts are still for sale.

Props to terezowens.com for the heads-up on the holy war.

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54 COMMENTS

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1.

PatTheCat215    

why does he have to be a debbie downer, the shirt has a good message.

704 days ago
2.

Carl    

I'd think that the Jets and the NFL have an even stronger case to go after that company. The Tebow connection could be debated but there is no doubt that it is a ripoff of the Jets logo.

704 days ago
3.

Don't feed the Trolls    

They wanted Tim TeBow now they've got him.

LMAO

704 days ago
4.

Surel Williams    

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

704 days ago
5.

Meg    

Look at all the free publicity the shirts are getting! I guarantee his lawsuit sells thousands of shirts for them! Once sold you can't keep people from wearing them!

704 days ago
6.

jimbo    

That is a pretty genius idea for a T-shirt. Just don't use Tebow's name on the ad and your fine. BTW, Tebow and the Jets still suck.

704 days ago
7.

Marco Polo    

Some quick observations:

1. Tim Tebow's name and likeness does not appear on the shirt. Does he think he's Jesus now?
2. Is Tim the only guy on the Jets team that believes in Jesus?
3. The Jets team/NFL have more of a case to sue because of the logo likeness.

703 days ago
8.

Leo    

Hey you look like me or the likeness of me with eyes, a nose, ears and a mouth. I'm going to sue you now!

703 days ago
9.

Jordan    

This Lawsuit will go no where it does not use tim tebow and it does not use the NFL and it does not say the NY jets There is no lawsuit. The NFL is not going after this website and neither is the Jets so Tim Good LUCK.

703 days ago
10.

Jordan    

Tim why don't you spend less time with useless lawsuits and more time learning how to comlete a pass in the NFL.

703 days ago
11.

Brad     

God does not give a crap about a football game. He is a numbskull

703 days ago
12.

Brad     

I can't even stand looking at him anymore! Cut the religious crap for crying out loud.

703 days ago
13.

Heather    

as if this team isn't douchey enough...

703 days ago
14.

Holly    

Is Tebow going to copyright Jesus? What a jerk.

703 days ago
15.

parlayer    

Blasphmous, bull crap. Sue the Hell out of those devils.

703 days ago
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