Louisiana AG: Shops Can Sell "Who Dat" Shirts

Louisiana's attorney general says shops can sell T-shirts with the phrase "Who Dat" if they don't make other references to the New Orleans Saints or the National Football League.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Monday he had a conference call with the NFL's general counsel to discuss cease-and-desist letters that some Louisiana T-shirt makers received from the league. The letters demanded they stop selling shirts featuring the phrase that's part of a popular cheer by Saints fans.

Caldwell says the NFL is only objecting to shirts that are marketed or presented as a Saints or NFL product. So, a shirt in black and gold with the phrase "Who Dat" can be sold, he says, if it doesn't make other references to the team.

The NFL said Monday it had only contacted retailers who used the phrase with other pro football trademarks.


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  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM
    Hey again Dave, you're 100% right! My brother and dad are pulling for the Colts, as well as myself! Vance, I agree with you also! Go Colts!!
  • by Dave Location: A computer on Feb 2, 2010 at 06:25 AM
    This is why I am rooting for the Colts. You don't hear them selling these dumb gangster slogan shirts.
  • by Tony Location: Eastern NC on Feb 2, 2010 at 05:03 AM
    It comes down to the fact that The NFL is BIG CORP AMERICA beating up on the little guy selling a stupid T-SHIRT that after this weekend ( the superbowl) will sink back into the Mississippi MUD and will be forgotten about. Gotta Love what the news people consider big news.
  • by Vance on Feb 2, 2010 at 03:19 AM
    Wud up?Zappen'n?No Wud I Say'n,Now this.No wonder this country gets dumber by the second.DEGRADING!
  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville/Simpson on Feb 1, 2010 at 10:43 PM
    Hi Dave, I couldn't agree with you more. You would think these folks could come up with a better slogan/ phrase! Go figure!!
  • by Dave Location: Here on Feb 1, 2010 at 06:25 PM
    What is this country coming to with this illiterate Ebonics garbage?
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