We know J-Roll™ is a man of many interests. David Montgomery has said as much, indicating that fact might come into play when Rollins goes looking for a new contract this offseason. Recently, J-Roll™ spoke with David Murphy of Philly.com:
He is heading into the final year of a 5-year, $40 million contract. He has carved out a side business purchasing the rights to hip-hop and pop songs. He says he is currently negotiating with representatives for rapper Lupe Fiasco to buy a portion of the single, "The Show Goes On." In February, he attended a Motown tribute at the White House as a guest of Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill.
And perhaps it's those other interests – and marketing savvy – that compelled J-Roll™ to trademark his name. According to Tradmarkia.com, Rollins' trademark request, which was filed on January 17th, 2010, was granted this February.
According to the site, J-Roll™ is owned by Rollins II, James Calvin, and it was first used on September 4th, 2000- two week before his Major League debut on September 17th. It's filed under: Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. And its primary use is Entertainment services, namely, participation in baseball games and tournaments.
Smart man that Jimmy… ahem J-Roll™. Two cents.
H/T to our friend Caleb Mezzy