Newly acquired WWE commentator (and possible future Superstar) Shawne Merriman is picking a fight…and we’re not talking about a wrestling match.
According to the Associated Press, Merriman has filed a lawsuit against Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition. The suit centers around the company’s “Lights Out” clothing line, which is ironically the same exact nickname that Merriman carried throughout his NFL career.
ProFootballTalk explains the suit in more detail, stating:
According to the suit, Nike and Merriman negotiated about creating a Lights Out apparel line in 2006 or 2007, but when they couldn’t come to terms, Nike used the Lights Out name anyway.
Merriman wants Nike to pay him damages and to be prevented from selling Lights Out gear in the future.
We’ll post more on this as we hear it.
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