New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said in a recent interview with Muscle and Fitness magazine that some people call him "the black Tim Tebow."
Amukamara said he is a virgin and has never consumed alcohol. The recently-engaged athlete might have his first alcoholic beverage during his bachelor party, he said, but explained how his understanding of salvation initially prevented him from drinking at all.
"I grew up Catholic, so it just started out as one of those things. I'd think, 'If I do this, maybe I can get to heaven,' so I said no drinks, no sex, all the big things," the 24-year-old told the magazine. "As I grew up, I realized that's not what it's about. It's about having a relationship with Jesus. It's not about 'Don't do this. Don't do that.' But still, it's just one of those things I haven't done, and I don't see any benefit to doing it. You're always reading about people getting DUIs. So many bad things that happen and wind up in the paper are alcohol-related, so by not drinking, it saves me, my team, and my family a lot of trouble." more >>
While free agent quarterback Tim Tebow continues his search for work in the NFL, one Russian team has offered him $1 million to play in just two games.
Mikhail Zaltsman, owner of the Moscow Black Storm football team, told Russia Beyond the Headlines his plan is to fly Tebow in to play in an American Football Championship of Russia (AFCR) semifinal game against the Moscow Patriots at the end of the month. If his team wins, Tebow would also play in the league's championship game.
"I talked with him personally and he wanted to go," Zaltsman told RBTH. 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 >>
Pam Tebow, the mother of NFL star and popular Christian athlete Tim Tebow, spoke on Thursday at Statesboro First Baptist Church, Ga., recalling the story of how a doctor had unsuccessfully tried to convince her to abort her son.
"God preserved that little baby inside me," Tebow's mother shared with the audience, where she talked about her faith and pro-life views. She was the featured speaker for a fundraiser in support of Choices of the Heart, a pregnancy center ministry, The Statesboro Herald reported.
Pam Tebow had also shared the story in an interview with Focus on the Family in 2010, Pam Tebow recalled how when she was pregnant with Tim, a doctor had told her that he "wasn't a baby at all" but "a mass of fetal tissue," and that she needed to abort him if she wanted to survive. more >>
Popular Christian NFL star Tim Tebow celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday, taking time to share with his followers on Twitter a video about a 23-year- old fan with cerebral palsy who inspired the athlete.
"Thanks for the bday love! Check out this video about someone who really inspired me this past year. Love ya Dylan," Tebow posted.
The video tells the story of 23-year-old Dylan Brown, who prayed about meeting the NFL quarterback, and was granted that dream through W15H, the Tim Tebow Foundation outreach program. more >>
Tim Tebow's stay with the New England Patriots has been similar to his one with the New York Jets: filled with uncertainty.
With the Patriots having a starting quarterback of Tom Brady's caliber, Tebow virtually has zero chance of starting, and is now actually the third string behind Ryan Mallet.
Tebow told The Boston Globe he was unsure if he would play in tonight's pre-season opener against The Philadelphia Eagles. more >>