Lamar Jackson Sought 'Big Truzz' Trademark Due to Threat of 'Truss' Lawsuit

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 21, 2020

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 01: Lamar Jackson attends the 9th Annual NFL Honors at Adrienne Arsht Center on February 01, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's catchphrase is no longer "big truss." Instead, he's switched to "big truzz" to avoid a lawsuit, as he explained Tuesday:

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

"Someone tried to sue me for Truss so I changed my S's to Z's!" @Lj_era8 https://t.co/Bf5kbgjtw8

Per TMZ Sports, Jackson filed a trademark application for "truzz" and also had the word tattooed on his chest.

Jackson and his teammate Mark Ingram used the catchphrase throughout the season, with Ingram famously—and hilariously—hyping up the MVP quarterback in November: 

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Everybody needs a hype man like @markingram21 🤣 Right, @Lj_era8? https://t.co/7czLBgvf5q

Jackson also explained his interaction with President Donald Trump on Twitter over the weekend, saying it wasn't political in nature: 

Lamar Jackson @Lj_era8

Truzz Trump https://t.co/gy9LQO6nSA

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Lamar Jackson said he tweeted “Truzz Trump” to the President because he was appreciative of Trump indicating he was a good pick. “I don’t know why it got blown up like that,” Jackson said.

Finally, it was leaked that Jackson will be the Madden cover athlete for next season's game:

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Who else would it be? 🤷‍♂️ https://t.co/KxXGQ29i9G https://t.co/BU1aok5kLh

It was a pretty busy news week for Jackson, in other words.