Reports have surfaced that former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback and current New England Patriots draftee, Tim Tebow, tried to break up a bar fight with former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with murder last week.
On Tuesday, the Gainesville Sun released a Gainesville Police report of the bar fight in 2007. The report revealed that "Tebow, Hernandez and Shaun Young were at The Swamp restaurant and bar on April 28, 2007."
Hernandez, the report went on to say, refused to pay for drinks when presented with the bill. Tebow tried to calm him during the following dispute with manager Michael Taphorn, but the future tight end still boxed the manager in the ear outside the bar. more >>
Could the New England Patriots' decision to release Aaron Hernandez, who was arrested on murder charges on Wednesday, help Christian quarterback Tim Tebow's chances at getting on the field this season as a tight end?
Several sports writers seem to think it's a real possibility. The Patriots released 23-year-old Hernandez shortly after he was arrested. The team's offensive situation in this coming season is made even more uncertain by the fact that its star tight end, Rob Gronkowski, has undergone five surgeries in the last year, International Business Times reports, and it is unclear how his health issues will impact his effectiveness on the field.
"In three years as a pro, Tebow has never caught a pass," wrote IBT sports reporter Anthony Riccobono. "He does, however, seem to possess the tools to be a tight end. He has the size and athleticism necessary to play the position and was used by the New York Jets to block punts." more >>
The Tim Tebow Foundation received a $200,000 donation from the Denver Mattress Company, it was revealed on Thursday. The money will be directed to orphanage services worldwide.
"We feel fortunate and blessed to assist those in need and to make a positive impact in the world," said Dan Visser, president of the Denver Mattress Company.
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow commented: "I am passionately driven to make a difference in the lives of people who need it most and with the help of great people and amazing companies like Denver Mattress, we will make a difference." more >>
A poll of over 7,000 people has found that most believe popular Christian athlete Tim Tebow will be able to make the New England Patriots' 53-man roster and be on the team next season.
"It would be an interesting turnaround for Tebow," ESPN.com observed. "Just last week he was a player on the scrap heap that nobody wanted. Not even the talent-deprived New York Jets, who are rebuilding and need all the talent they can get, wanted nothing to do with Tebow on their roster. However, Tebow has a solid chance to make the 53-man roster of the Patriots, the reigning AFC East champs."
The online SportsNation poll, which as of Monday afternoon has over 7,800 votes, is still open and receiving votes. Sixty-eight percent of respondents so far have voted that they believe Tebow will make the roster, while 32 percent have said that he will be unable to do so. more >>
The media's obsession with Tim Tebow is a head-shaker. Who is Tim Tebow? He is a) a Christian, and quite outspoken about it; b) a borderline NFL talent who just signed a deal with a pretty good team for what will probably be a gig as a third-string quarterback.
Neither A nor B is particularly unusual in modern society, nor is the combination of the two. Surely there have been other third-string quarterbacks who were Christians and didn't mind saying so. But for some reason, the combination as it lives and breathes in the form of Tim Tebow drives the media bananas, such that they can't stop talking about every move he makes, and what everyone around him thinks of it.
Why is the media obsessed with Tim Tebow? more >>
The owner of NFL franchise The New England Patriots, who recently signed quarterback Tim Tebow, said that the popular Christian athlete's spiritually is "very appealing."
"For me personally, having Tim Tebow on this team, he's someone who believes in spirituality, he's very competitive and works hard, and has a great attitude, and he's a winner. So having him as part of our franchise is great, but he has to compete just like anyone else," said Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is Jewish, in an interview on Wednesday with ESPN.
"We're blessed to have a lot of people like that, but the fact that spirituality is very important to him is very appealing to me." more >>