Tag:Riverside High School New York
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: December 16, 2011 10:12 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

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The school rescinded a pair of the suspensions, but as I understand, two students are still in trouble.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