Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch trying to trademark ‘Take Care Yo’ Chicken’
Marshawn Lynch’s return to the NFL lasted just three games, but his most recent stint with the Seattle Seahawks was a memorable one — not because of his play.
Lynch urged fellow NFL players to take care of their “chicken,” a slang term for money. In doing so, he went viral. He’s taking advantage of that.
According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s online database, via ESPN, Lynch is listed as the applicant of the trademark for “TAKE CARE OF YO’ CHICKEN.” Per Brady Henderson of ESPN, the trademark would apply to clothing, which includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and so on.
Lynch filed the trademark on Jan. 21, nine days after the Seahawks lost to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Said Lynch in response to whether or not he would play again after the postseason loss:
“Now I’ve done been on the other side of retirement and it’s good when you get over there and you can do what the f— you want to, so I’ll tell y’all right now while y’all in it, take care of y’all bread so when ya’ll done, you go ahead and take care of yourself. So while y’all at it right now, take care of y’all bodies, take care of y’all chicken, take care of y’all mentals. Because we ain’t lasting that long. I had a couple players that I played with that they’re no longer here no longer. They’re no longer. So start taking care of y’all mentals, y’all bodies and y’all chicken so that when y’all ready to walk away, you walk away and you’ll be able to do what you want to do.”
By filing the trademark, Lynch is set to take care of his chicken. He’s already begun selling merchandise of the phrase on BeastModeOnline.com.