In legal news, Nike has blocked Reebok from selling Jets jerseys with Tebow’s name on the back. More from NJ.com:
U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan yesterday granted Nike’s request for a temporary restraining order, a day after the Beaverton, Oregon-based company filed a lawsuit. Reebok’s licensing agreement with the National Football League ends March 31 and Nike is to become the official supplier of licensed NFL apparel.
Castel blocked Reebok from manufacturing, selling or otherwise marketing New York Jets-related apparel with the name Tebow on it. The order doesn’t apply to Denver Broncos-related apparel with Tebow’s name. Reebok must recall unauthorized Tebow products, the judge ruled.
As you can see there shouldn’t be a problem but the thing is the NFLPA deal with Reebok expired on March 1st so Reebok shouldn’t have been able to use any players name who went to a different team. The same ruling can be applied for Peyton Manning Broncos jerseys. Nike won’t reveal their NFL team jerseys until April 3rd but won’t be on sale until April 26th so unless an exception is made, it’ll be a while before you can buy a legal Tebow jersey.