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Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: December 16, 2011 10:12 am
 
By Will Brinson

The world, in case you didn't realize it, is obsessed with Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

The latest example was Rick Perry name-checking the Denver quarterback during Thursday's Republican debate.

As if Tebow didn't have enough unnecessary controversy surrounding him, though, there's a story coming out of a New York high school, where a group of teens were suspended for Tebowing in their school's hallway.

The logic for the suspensions? The students were clogging up the hallways.

Tebowing, in case you didn't know, involves going to one knee in a prayer-like fashion during normal, daily activities. And in this case, screaming "TE-BOWWWW! TEEEE-BOWWWW!"



"Basically I took part in this to show tribute to Tim Tebow," one student said. "He's an ideal role model. He's a winner, he's a leader he has great faith. I thought eventually they would tell us to stop but I didn't expect a suspension by any means. I think it's an overreaction.

"I don't think it's that big a deal -- we're showing tribute to a role model. He's not a guy doing steroids or drugs or anything like that. He's an ideal role model. People should look up to him."

The school rescinded a pair of the suspensions, but as I understand, two students are still in trouble.

"It’s wonderful that our students look up to sports heroes such as Mr. Tebow, but we can’t allow students to create unsafe situations in school," Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney said. "Students cannot block hallways and prevent other students from getting to class."

Not mentioned in that statement: "if I let kids go buck wild with prayer-like gestures, I'm going to get sued!"

Perhaps in the future if the students want to to imitate Tebow, they should simply run around swinging their arms through the air like they have poor throwing mechanisms or something.

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Comments

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

"this shows an extreme lack of respect towards both me (who is a firm believer in the Lord Jesus Christ) and towards Tim Tebow.... people let the man show his faith without jerk offs making fun of him.... and i definitely agree that the students should hae been suspended"

Maybe a firm believer wouldnt call these kids jerk offs!!



Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

They're just being kids. Give 'em a break. Like you didn't do things in high school that you now regret. This "Tebowing" incident seems very minor to me.  It did not merit suspension.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

If these kids really have that much faith in their Lord and Savior, then I see nothing wrong with doing this, though they could time it better.  If all they are doing is mocking Tim Tebow because he is a believer, then these kids should be suspended.  Tebow catches a lot of flack for his religious beliefs.  He is not a good QB.  His stats are terrible.  He only does one thing consistantly, and that is WIN.  Maybe people should take a step back and take a hard at him before laughing at him.  If you wagered on Tebow this season, you would be laughing too.  Laughing all the way to the bank. 



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:55 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Gotta be one of the most stupid things I've ever seen. Get a life punks. Enjoy your 15 minutes. Hope you look back in regret.



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:46 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

this shows an extreme lack of respect towards both me (who is a firm believer in the Lord Jesus Christ) and towards Tim Tebow.... people let the man show his faith without jerk offs making fun of him.... and i definitely agree that the students should hae been suspended 



Since: Apr 8, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:45 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

The only one who should be suspended is the guy carrying the drink who grabbed his crotch in front of the camera.



Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:20 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

They should have been suspended for not being funny and laughing at themselves.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:17 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Are you people really that retarded?  Yes, of course you are.  These kids do not idolize Tim Tebow; they are doing it for attention.  Smart excuse in saying that Tebow is a good role model but I am positive no one really likes Tebow.  He's not even a good football player.  The Detroit Lions destroyed Denver and sacked Tebow like 10 times.  These kids will go nowhere in life because they follow trends.  Become leaders lil niggaas 



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:58 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

I'm a Word of God-believing Christian (and a Chargers fan) and I like Tebow's sytyle of play and what he stands for. I understand the idea of Tebowing in the halls being of issue, but to punish the boys instead of simply explaining that they could do it in an empty classroom shows a spirit of fear and scorn as opposed to love and education. Satan just hates when people pray, so why should we be shocked that this is even happening, huh?



Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:07 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

It's amazing how we tolerate the "Wall Street Protesters", but dish out suspension to some high schoolers who found a role model. I would like to know if the boys were warned previousl that suspension would be the penalty for continuing to "Tebow".  Regardless, I'm sure the message is confusing to the particiapants.  I agree with the post about giving a detention, but suspension is definitely an overreaction. 



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