Ron Rivera trademarking “Riverboat Ron” nickname

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has made it clear that he’s not crazy about his “Riverboat Ron” nickname, but it now seems like he’ll make the best of it.

Rivera is looking to use the name to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House, the Humane Society of Charlotte and the USO of North Carolina, since those are the charities he typically works with.

“We’re trying to figure it out and it’s out there and people have kind of jumped onto it so I figured what the heck,” Rivera said via the Charlotte Observer. “If it’s going to be out there then let’s see if we can do something in the community with it.

“We’ll figure something out. They’re all worthwhile causes and we really want to see if we can help out in the community.”

Rivera got the name “Riverboat Ron” because of his willingness to go for fourth downs more than other NFL head coaches.  He’s 9-11 so far this season on fourth down conversions.
Now it sounds like Rivera is working on trademarking the name.
According to the Charlotte Observer,  Charlotte Magazine’s public requests shows that Rivera’s lawyer filed the paperwork last month under trademark owner Coach Rivera LLC.