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Students Suspended for Tebowing

Administrators say QB impersonators were clogging the hallways
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2011 3:05 PM CST
Students Suspended for Tebowing
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) prays in the end zone before the start of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Denver.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

(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 mail to the school thought, however, the punishments were not prompted by the religious element, but rather because the students were clogging the hallways, reports ESPN.

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The Tebowing began on Monday as a harmless joke, but by Wednesday 40 students had joined in, prompting the school administrators to halt the tributes. "It's just high school kids being kids and administrators doing what they do on a daily basis—keeping kids safe," the superintendent remarked, "and with today's world and cell phones and people taking pictures and video, it can be taken out of context." (Read more Tim Tebow stories.)

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