Jul 12, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) waits on deck during the 1st inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton reaches settlement over slogan


A settlement has finally been reached over a slogan that Los Angeles Angels’ slugger Josh Hamilton used on his shirt.

From the Associated Press report:

A mediated solution has been reached between Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton and a Texas sports apparel company that sued the ballplayer over trademark rights to the slogan “Play Hard, Pray Harder.”

Dallas-based lawyer Eric Fein says the court has been notified of the agreement and his clients will file to terminate the lawsuit against the former [Texas] Rangers player in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas sometime next week.

Later in the report, it’s confirmed that Hamilton “won’t pursue any trademark rights he claimed he had” which is part of the settlement.

Hamilton tried to claim those rights with his wife’s company, Scripture Arts, that designed a shirt with the slogan and his name.

Perhaps it was one last attempt by a Texas company to get back at Hamilton for how things ended between himself and the Rangers organization.

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