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A bounty on Tebow's head? Tebow laughs at Miami

Posted on: August 19, 2011 12:00 am
 
T. Tebow led Florida to a 26-3 win against Miami (US Presswire)

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

One of the interesting aspects of the Yahoo! Sports investigative piece into the Miami football program that’s blown everybody’s minds in the past two days was the alleged bounty placed on the head of then Florida QB Tim Tebow.

In 2008, the Gators played Miami, and supposedly before the game, Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro put a bounty on the head of Tebow, offering to pay $5,000 to whichever Miami defender could knock Tebow out of the game.

When asked about that Thursday by the Denver media, Tebow smiled at the memory of that game -- a 26-3 victory by the Gators in which he threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns. So, um, basically, the bounty was never cashed in, huh?

“That was a fun game, though,” Tebow said, via the Denver Post. “My only opportunity to play the Canes. Good memories from that game.”

Tebow also said he had friends on that Miami team so he didn’t think anybody was deliberately trying to hurt him.

“That’s never what you want in sports,” Tebow said. “You’re playing to win. It’s a violent game, people get hit, people get hurt. But to go out there purposely trying to hurt someone, I don’t believe in that at all. That’s not why we play the game. I don’t think the Miami Hurricanes players went out there trying to hurt me. I had quite a few friends on that team as well. I think there were a lot of good players on that team, good kids on that team.”

See, that goes to show you, even a ruthless bounty placed on the head of the quarterback of quarterbacks only leads to a 23-point loss hung around the neck of your team. That is the power of Tebow.

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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:09 am
 

A bounty on Tebow's head? Tebow laughs at Miami

They just need to shut down that program. What an embarassment for all of college sports. First OSU. But this is WAY different! Did  anyone ever think that this was going on? Can you say naive? When you can get the top 5 players in the country every year, it does make you wonder who is paying these thugs to play here. The list is long and a lot of great NFL players come from the you....because they were paid $$$$$. No football for the U for at least a decade.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 8:44 am
 

A bounty on Tebow's head? Tebow laughs at Miami

Nice little dig at Thom Brennaman at the end.  I wonder how Brennaman feels, knowing that whenever anyone searches his name, it is now inexorably linked to Tim Tebow?  I'm sure what he said was heartfelt at the time, but I'll bet he would love to have a "do-over" if he could.



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 8:26 am
 

A bounty on Tebow's head? Tebow laughs at Miami

Miami will be lucky if they see a Bowl game in the next 15 years. All the problems going on right now will make all the top recruits go else where. It never pays to do things illegal but college football should give these kids something out of all the money they make them. In addition to an education make a trust fund that they would receive if they graduate with a good GPA.



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 1:15 am
 

A bounty on Tebow's head? Tebow laughs at Miami

This is 1 time I will say the Canes had the right idea LOL!!! Only thing worse then a Cane is a Gator!!! Only good 1 is a Dead 1!!



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 1:14 am
 

A bounty on Tebow's head? Tebow laughs at Miami

I remember the game as well, Hey FSU vs Miami is always a game that you look at and know its going to be a so called
BLOOD GAME! We hate the Canes and they hate us, Its not Big News that the 2 teams cant stand each other and want to put each others QB Down 4 the game. Im sure FSU hade thye same on Tap for the Canes. Also it was Rix The worst FSU QB in a Long Time LOL!

GO NOLES!!!!  Sorry Canes but you get what you deserve, Bunch of SlimeBalls !!!



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2011 12:30 am
 

A bounty on Tebow's head? Tebow laughs at Miami

There was one game where Miami just destroyed Rix. I forget which one, but he endured more hits than I've ever seen a QB take. Hard hits, late hits, etc.  To Rix's credit he kept getting up, but it got very ugly.  You could tell Miami was out for blood.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2011 12:19 am
 

A bounty on Tebow's head? Tebow laughs at Miami

 Tebow is a class act!  I wish the best for him, but I'm not hearing great reviews in training camp.  I'm glad he did not throw Miami under the bus, because I think his opinion may have mattered.  This needs to get worked out soon.  Get it done, but don't kill the program!


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