Anybody who knows me or reads my articles knows that I am a Tim Tebow fan. It all started for me when he beat the N.Y. Jets about three weeks ago and ran down the field in a 95 yard drive for an incredible win. The more I learn about Tim Tebow, the more I like him.
And I’m not the only one. Watch below as several students at Riverhead High School stop in the middle of the hallway and “Tebow” (for those of you living under a rock, Tebowing is when you drop down, take a knee and pray, which the Denver Broncos QB something that he does on the football field during NFL games). Students Tyler and Connor Carroll, Jordan Fulcoly and Wayne Drexel “Tebowed” in the hallway and wouldn’t move and were told by school officials to stop because they were blocking student traffic, according to reports. The Carroll brothers, members of the school football team, were suspended.
I’m no school administrator, but I think suspending these kids is a little much.
And guess who else thinks that suspending kids in school for Tebowing is a little harsh? That’s right, you guessed it—TIM TEBOW!
The Broncos quarterback heard about the incident and responded: “I think if they had good intentions, then good for them for having the courage to do something different,” Tebow told The Associated Press in Denver. “You have to respect the position of authority and people that God’s put as authority over you, so that’s part of it, and just finding the right place and the right time to do things is part of it, too,” Tebow added.
I understand that these kids did something wrong here. It is not the Tebowing that is the problem, it is the blocking of the hallway and the fact that they weren’t listening to administrators when they were told to move. So, yes, there should be consequences. But suspend the kids? I don’t know about that. Suspension is something that sticks with you, can go on your permanent record and become something colleges will definitely take note of when these students are applying to schools.
My advice to these kids? Apply to the University of Florida. You’ll get in.