Tim Tebow denies being cursed out at combine

By Adam Silverstein
March 24, 2010

Early Wednesday, OGGOA posted the following news item regarding former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow being mocked for his desire to pray before taking the Wonderlic exam at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine.

» Pro Football Talk reports that Tebow, minutes before taking the Wonderlic exam at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, requested that his testing group bow their heads in prayer. In response, one player told him to “Shut the f—k up,” and others responded to that outburst by laughing. As PFT points out, this “illustrates the type of challenges that could be faced by the team that drafts Tebow.”

Mike Florio, the head honcho at PFT and author of the post, received a call from Tebow who flatly denied the story. “Not one single word of it is true,” Tebow said. “One of the number one things for me is being someone of character and when I say something people can take it to the bank. That story is absolutely not true.”

Tebow offered up names of other players who took the exam at the same time as him, in case Florio wanted to investigate it further to disprove his rebuttal. Florio, as of press time, has not contacted any of Tebow’s suggested players but instead spoke to his initial source who stood behind his initial claim.

“We’ll keep digging on this one,” Florio states. “We’re confident that our source didn’t make it up, but we were impressed by Tebow’s willingness to reach out and explain his position. Though I’m usually even more skeptical when someone tells me multiple times in a seven-minute conversation that he always tells the truth, when Tebow said it I believed it.”

Fact is, when it comes to credibility, Tebow has it and Florio does not.

7 Comments

  1. On Campus says:

    Fact is, when it comes to credibility, Tebow has it and Florio does not.

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    Couldn’t have said it better Adam, unfortunately it’s ridiculous that Tim has to deal with this nonsense when he’s trying to focus on the biggest job interview of his life.

  2. Laura says:

    “Fact is, when it comes to credibility, Tebow has it and Florio does not.”

    Exactly. That’s why MF’s going to ‘keep digging’. Florio came out of this looking bad.

  3. Joshua says:

    If Tim says it didn’t happen then it did not happen end of story.

  4. ReptilesRule says:

    Think I’m gonna take this one to the Bank of Tebow.

  5. SaraGator says:

    I wish Floria would shut the f%^& up.

  6. brlgator says:

    i read florio s interpretation of the situation and I agree with him its probably a case where both parties are completely correct tebow probably said that to max hall and someone overheard the statement and made a comment under their breath that tebow didnt hear but that others in the room did

  7. willgetin says:

    brlgator: Exactly. That was my first thought. Someone was trying to pretend they had the balls to say that to Tebow when in reality they muttered it just loud enough to be heard by the person next to himself.

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