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NFL Penalizes Muslim Player for Touchdown Prayer

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah gets 15-yard penalty for 'unsportsmanlike conduct'

(Newser) - Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah is a devout Muslim: He fasts during Ramadan—even during the NFL's grueling training season—and took off the entire 2012 season with his brother Hamza (an ex-NFL safety) to tour mosques around the country and make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the NFL... More »

Tim Tebow Meets the Jets

Quarterback dismisses any tension between him and Mark Sanchez

(Newser) - Tim Tebow donned his green and took on the gang from New York today, appearing for the first time as a New York Jet before a crush of more than 200 reporters at the Jets practice facility, reports the AP . The former Bronco was upbeat, poised, and refused to get... More »

Va. Politician Tebows After 'Tebow Bill' Passes

Robert Bell introduced bill giving homeschoolers more access to sports

(Newser) - The bill that passed in the Virginia state House last night was nicknamed the "Tebow bill," so it's only fitting that the delegate who introduced it would engage in some Tebowing after it passed. The bill would allow homeschooled students in Virginia to play sports at their... More »

Tim Tebow: I Might Go Into Politics

Denver Broncos star says new career 'could be in my future'

(Newser) - Looks like we could be seeing some Tebowing on Capitol Hill: Tim Tebow says he'd consider a political career "if it's something I care about," the Huffington Post reports. "It could be something in my future," he told Dave Feherty on the Golf Channel.... More »

Patriots Level Tebowmania, 45-10

No miracles, as New England crushes Denver 45-10

(Newser) - This time, there were no miracles, no 3:16s, and no Hail Marys—Tim Tebow was dispatched from the NFL playoffs as suddenly as he entered, as the New England Patriots routed the Denver Broncos 45-10, reports the AP . Instead of passing for 316 yards , as in Denver's victory... More »

Cops Clear Occupy Denver; Tebowing, Fires Ensue

Officials extinguished fires after brief struggle with protesters

(Newser) - Fires and angry words, but only a few arrests resulted last night as Denver became the latest city to end its local Occupy protest, reports the Denver Post . Police moved in just before midnight, squaring off against the remaining 40 protesters who refused to leave. Things got a little tense... More »

Students Suspended for Tebowing

Administrators say QB impersonators were clogging the hallways

(Newser) - Two students were suspended this week for Tebowing in the hallway of their Long Island high school. The kids were imitating Broncos QB Tim Tebow's touchdown ritual of dropping to one knee in prayer, a pose that has become a nationwide fad. Despite what a few senders of hate... More »

Sports Version of Planking: Tebowing

Football star's prayer pose goes viral

(Newser) - When Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow kneeled and prayed during his team’s victory Sunday, little did he know he was kickstarting the latest viral craze. Tebowing—when you “get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different,”... More »

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