Tebow comes to defense of Tebowing high school kid temporarily denied diploma

When he wasn’t busy throwing two interceptions in a three-play span during Jets OTAs on Thursday (GAH! IN MAY, EVEN! CAN YOU EVEN BEGIN TO COMPREHEND  WHAT THAT MEANS, BESIDES NOTHING???), Tim Tebow took a moment to come to the defense of the Florida high school student who was temporarily denied his diploma and was forced to clean the gymnasium at his school as punishment for Tebowing during commencement ceremonies.

Tebow admitted he didn’t know all the details related to the hullabaloo caused by Chuck Shriner when he performed an impromptu — and apparently, unwelcome — act of Tebowing as he crossed the stage at graduation, but once informed, Tebow somewhat voiced his support for Shriner:

“I don’t think his diploma should be withheld,” he said. “I think it was probably something a lot of people laughed at. I don’t know that it was necessarily appropriate, but I definitely think he should be able to graduate.”

Now that’s the kind of wishy-washy, noncommittal, lukewarm non-answer that will one day serve Tebow quite well if ever decides to enter the world of politics. Sure, he says the kid should be able to graduate — which Shriner ultimately did — but also mentions that the senior’s antics were not necessarily appropriate. He supports the kid while conceding that perhaps it wasn’t the wisest decision. Well played, Mr. Tim Tebow. You are one savvy, um, question answerer. Or what have you.

[New York Daily News]

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9 Comments

  1. john

    May 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Top 5 things that you should not do when Tebowing :

    1.Tebowing after your boss calls you into Office and gives you a raise
    2. Tebowing in cafeteria lunch line on what food they might be serving that day
    3.Tebowing in a restaurant while waiting for a table to become available
    4. Tebowing in the middle of a parking lot while figuring out where’s your keys
    5. Tebowing at a Wedding while the groom and the bride are still gettin married

    Tebowing because you finished school and you finally graduated is not one of them

  2. Ray

    May 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

    To the writer of this brief soundbite.

    Tebow did not as you charge provide “a wishy-washy, noncommittal, lukewarm non-answer that will one day serve Tebow quite well if ever decides to enter the world of politics”.

    He admitted to not knowing all of the details, admitted it was probably not something the school wanted, but also was saying a kid puts in four years of HS and earns a diploma, it should not be taken away from an act that looks like a prayer.

    Plain and simple that’s all Tebow was saying.
    You meanwhile, why are attempting to make it an issue of Tebow’s character saying he is acting like a politician? Nice try, but apparently you can’t discern when one actually thinks before answering. Tebow simply was acknowledging that the perceived crime did not warrant removal of what took a kid four years to earn.
    Do you not have news to report?
    Why do you attempt to slander someone charging that they are being like a dishonest politician?
    Consequently, who has the character issue, Tim Tebow or you?

    • Bob

      May 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Well said.

  3. jockmama

    May 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Of COURSE Godbow has to support that moron! He’s the fool THAT fool was imitating.

    • Satan

      May 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Even I think you are a dick for making such a moronic asinine comment.

  4. LAW

    May 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

    New York Jets writers and fans are the worst in the NFL. That is why since Joe you haven’t done nada!!! You have two great QB’s who can do it but you morons are too selfish to understand that. That is why you guys can never compare to the GIANTS!!!!!
    And to the fool who wrote this. MORON leader of fools…lolololol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • RoxxyWaxx

      May 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Was the tebowing gestures so aggregious? Where is that kid’s family? All they need to do is get the lawyers in the case. Start suing.

  5. Andrea

    May 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    From the “blarticle” (Is it a blog post or an article?)… “Sure, he says the kid should be able to graduate — which Shriner ultimately did — but also mentions that the senior’s antics were not necessarily appropriate. He supports the kid while conceding that perhaps it wasn’t the wisest decision.”

    Wow. When did trying to understand, and acknowledging the value of, both sides of an issue become a bad thing?

    I think the writer’s attempt at cleverness caused him, or her, to miss the mark – and look like an _____ (fill in the blank) in the process.

    Tebow’s comment sounds more like an intelligent, rational response than a wishy-washy, noncommital, lukewarm, non-answer, to me.

    I have to wonder what it says about an individual, that they would mock such a fair and rational answer???

    • Ray

      May 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      my point, precisely, Andrea.

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