A 24-year-old former Marine Sgt. who served in the military for five years almost had his dream of playing college football crushed when he discovered that an NCAA rule would technically prevent him from playing on Middle Tennessee State University's football team this season.
Former Marine Sgt. Steven Rhodes told ABC News that he was angry when he learned that the NCAA rule designed to discourage high school athletes from skipping college and going straight to the pros would essentially penalize him for his five years of service in the military.
"I was upset with the situation, confused," said Rhodes in an interview with ABC News' "This Week." more >>
Popular Christian football player Tim Tebow has vowed that he will continue his "relentless" pursuit to make it in the NFL despite being recently released by the New England Patriots, although one of his former coaches has said that it might be time for him to look into the CFL (Canadian Football League).
"I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback," Tebow posted on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday after finding out that he did not make the Patriots cut for the new season, and also thanked the franchise for giving him the opportunity.
He also shared the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads: "And He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me." more >>
The New England Patriots have released quarterback Tim Tebow, according to an ESPN report, however, Tebow assured earlier this week that because of his faith he didn't "have to worry about the future."
With quarterback Ryan Mallett's position as backup to franchise player Tom Brady already secure, Tebow's position on the team had been tentative throughout the preseason.
In the Patriots' final preseason game against the New York Giants on Thursday night, Tebow threw two touchdown passes and one interception. more >>
In his debut as a promoter last Friday night, former undisputed heavyweight champion boxer of the world Mike Tyson landed a blow to a strain of unforgiveness that had festered between him and his former trainer Teddy Atlas for 20 years, and confessed that he had been sober and drug-free for just six days.
"I'm a bad guy sometimes. I did a lot of bad things and I wanted to be forgiven…I want to change my life now. I want to live a different life. I want to live my sober life. I don't want to die," Tyson confessed during a discussion about seeking to patch things up with his former trainer at ESPN's Friday Night Fights post-fight press conference in Verona, N.Y., last Friday.
"I'm on the verge of dying because I'm a vicious alcoholic. I've been," he said pausing as he tried to remain composed. "I haven't drank or took drugs in six days," he continued while holding up six fingers. more >>
Newlyweds Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks were seen having a fun day at the beach in Hawaii just days after exchanging vows.
Hamilton, a professional surfer and shark attack victim, lost her arm in 2003 but refused to stop pursuing her passion of surfing.
The 23-year-old married Dirks, a 25-year-old youth ministry worker last Sunday on an estate near where Hamilton grew up, reports People. more >>
Gymnast, Olympic gold medalist, and devout Christian, Gabby Douglas has parted ways with her longtime coach, Liang Chow.
Douglas, since winning Gold at the Olympics last year, moved to Los Angeles with her family and seemingly embraced her newfound celebrity status, appearing at various award shows, releasing a memoir God, Grace and Glory and landing multiple endorsement deals.
Douglas had returned to the Iowa-based Chow's Gymnastic and Dance Institute in May to resume training and surprised her coach by abruptly announcing her departure. more >>