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Report: Russian team will give Tim Tebow $1 million for 2 games

By Ryan Wilson |

Would Tim Tebow consider taking his football talents to Russia? (USATSI)
Never say never with Tim Tebow. It looked like he was out of the NFL for good after the Jets released him this spring, and then the Patriots threw him a lifeline. That lasted just two months; Tebow was among the final roster cuts before the start of the season. And now, it appears his NFL career has reached its logical conclusion … until another team decides to give him a chance.

For now, Tebow's football opportunities are limited. The CFL isn't interested … but Gene Simmons is! And so, too, are the Moscow Black Storm, a Russian team competing in the American Football Championship of Russia on Sept. 28.

“We have offered him $1 million for two games,” Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaltsman told Russia Beyond The Headlines (via CBS Connecticut).

“I talked with him personally and he wanted to go,” Zaltsman said. “[His agents are] thinking of using him as a motivational speaker. They don't want him to play football.”

Zaltsman's plan, as he describes it, includes flying Tebow into Moscow for the Black Storm's semifinal against the Moscow Patriots. The hope is that Tebow will somehow help the team to a championship.

Sounds like a solid plan. One, we're guessing, Tebow will politely decline.

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