Jets' Tebow trademarking 'Tebowing'

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) pauses with teammates after an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won the game 35-9. (The Associated Press)

Published: Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 5:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 5:03 p.m.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Dropping to a knee like Tim Tebow might cost you now.

The New York Jets backup quarterback is trademarking “Tebowing,” the move in which he goes down on one knee and holds a clenched fist against his forehead while praying during games.

After Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a handful of fourth-quarter comeback victories last season, “Tebowing” swept the country — with actor Robert Downey Jr. even doing it at the Oscars.

Newsday first reported that the trademark was approved Oct. 9. Tebow says Friday he wasn't aware the trademark was official yet.

The devout Christian says his representatives filed on his behalf not for financial gain, but “to just control how it's used, make sure it's used in the right way.”

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