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.