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IS AIR MCNAIR GROUNDED?
Published June 15, 1995
Last night, ESPN's Mike Tirico reported that three San Diego TV station employees have filed a trademark application for commercial rights to the name "Air McNair" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 6/14). If approved, Steve McNair, the Oilers' No. 1 pick, would lose the "exclusive control over the commercialization of his nickname, and potentially, millions of dollars." The U.S. Department of Patents and Trademarks is expected to rule on the application within six months (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/14). USA TODAY's Michael Hiestand gives a "thumbs down" to the three. Hiestand: "Whether or not pro athletes are overpaid, they still deserve rights to their own nicknames" (USA TODAY, 6/15).