Tim Tebow

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Tim Tebow Nearly Had It —and Then, Oh Dear Lord

The New York Mets farm player takes a tumble

(Newser) - Tim Tebow was ready to catch the last out in a spring-training game Friday when things went a little awry—or, as TMZ puts it, "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The New York Mets farm player (and former Heisman Trophy winner) was looking up and running across left field in the top... More »

Tim Tebow Is Now a Married Man

He weds South African former Miss Universe

(Newser) - After a yearlong engagement , the former star quarterback has married the beauty queen. Heisman-winner Tim Tebow, who switched sports and is now part of the New York Mets' minor league system, has married Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a former Miss Universe from South Africa, USA Today reports. They tied the knot in... More »

Tim Tebow Engaged to Former Miss Universe

He announces engagement to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters with Instagram post

(Newser) - Former Denver Broncos and University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is engaged, the AP reports. The Heisman Trophy winner announced his engagement to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native and the 2017 Miss Universe , with an Instagram post Thursday. The 31-year-old Tebow posted photos of himself down on one knee... More »

Heisman Winner Plans to Turn Pro—in Different Sport

Kyler Murray will be at spring training for the Oakland A's

(Newser) - Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy Saturday after a stellar year: 4,053 yards, 40 touchdowns, a 12-1 record, and a playoff berth for the Sooners. But maybe the most remarkable nugget of all: He was drafted by baseball's Oakland A's earlier this year—he went... More »

Tim Tebow Has Memorable First At-Bat in Minor League

Home run

(Newser) - Tim Tebow made his debut as a minor league baseball player Thursday, and it couldn't have gone much better: In his first at-bat for the Columbia Fireflies, Tebow hit a home run, reports Deadspin . (See the video here .) The South Carolina team is the Class-A affiliate of the... More »

Woman Arrested at Florida Stadium Claims to Be Tebow's Girlfriend

She even had the 'I heart Tim Tebow' sticker to prove it

(Newser) - On Feb. 26, the day Tim Tebow arrived for the New York Mets' Minor League Baseball camp at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., a woman arrived at the stadium early in the morning, hung around all day, and asked lots of questions about Tebow. That prompted staff... More »

In Ariz. Debut, Tebow Comforts Fan Who Had Seizure

He prayed with man, talked college football

(Newser) - Tim Tebow comforted a fan who was having a seizure, praying and talking college football with the man after the former NFL quarterback played his first baseball game in the Arizona Fall League. "I just remember just being very disoriented," Brandon Berry tells the AP . "Then I... More »

Tebow Legend Now Includes Mashed Tater in 1st Pro At-Bat

He didn't Tebow on home plate, though

(Newser) - The legend of Tim Tebow got another chapter Wednesday when he hit a home run (video here ) in his first at-bat as a member of the New York Mets organization, Deadspin reports. Even more impressive, it was on the first pitch the former NFL quarterback saw as a professional... More »

Tim Tebow Is Officially a Baseball Player

New York Mets sign him to minor league contract

(Newser) - Tim Tebow has indeed found himself a career in baseball —but it's not the major league deal he was hoping for. The New York Mets have signed the former NFL quarterback to a minor league contract, reports NBC New York . He'll join the Mets' instructional league, which... More »

Tim Tebow Wants to Play ... Baseball

He's apparently pulling a Michael Jordan

(Newser) - Tim Tebow is trying to pull a Michael Jordan and jump from one professional sport to another. ESPN —where the former NFL quarterback works as an analyst—reports that Tebow is "actively pursuing" a career in baseball and will invite all 30 MLB teams to watch him work... More »

Sources: Tebow to Join Eagles

Insiders say he'll sign one-year contract

(Newser) - It's Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love. Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles today, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the contract hasn't been finalized. Tebow hasn'... More »

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 »

Patriots Cut Tim Tebow

QB looking for a new team with season less than a week away

(Newser) - Tim Tebow has been dumped by a third NFL team. The Patriots have cut Tebow less than a week before the start of the regular season, reports ESPN and the AP . Not that he would have played much anyway: Tebow would have been backing up Ryan Mallett, who is himself... More »

Inside Aaron Hernandez's Violent Past

Odin Lloyd murder far from the first time he's been linked to a gun

(Newser) - Even before facing a murder charge, Aaron Hernandez was no stranger to violence, the AP reports. Some troubling incidents from his past:
  • In 2007, when he was just 17 and a freshman at the University of Florida, Hernandez was allegedly involved in a bar fight. A bouncer claimed Hernandez was
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Tebow to Join Patriots: Sources

He's expected at New England minicamp today

(Newser) - Reports of the death of Tim Tebow's NFL career were perhaps at least premature: The controversial QB is set to sign with the New England Patriots, sources tell ESPN and the AP . Tebow, who was released by the New York Jets after they failed to find a role for... More »

Jets Send Tim Tebow Packing

Controversial backup redundant after team picks Geno Smith in draft

(Newser) - Tim Tebow's legion of haters are probably, well, Tebowing right now. The Jets have released their popular-yet-controversial backup today, the New York Post reports, ending a tenure that produced a lot more headlines than touchdowns (Tebow actually didn't score any as a Jet). More »

Next for Tim Tebow: Religious Movie Star?

Offered role in faith-based film

(Newser) - Tim Tebow's football career isn't going so well , so perhaps it's the perfect time for him to shift his focus to the entertainment industry. Specifically the religious entertainment industry: TMZ reports that David Dginguerian, a "faith-based indie film producer," offered Tebow a role in his... More »

Tebow: OK, I Won't Appear at Controversial Church

Cancels sermons at Pastor Robert Jeffress' church

(Newser) - Up until last night, Tim Tebow was scheduled to appear at Pastor Robert Jeffress' Dallas megachurch in April, but he announced today that he canceled the appearance after "new information" was brought to his attention. Jeffress is a controversial figure who has called Mormonism a "cult," gays... More »

Tebow's Hometown Team Not Interested

Jacksonville Jaguars don't want quarterback, either

(Newser) - First Denver unloaded Tim Tebow on the New York Jets. Then the Jets benched Tebow, who is expected to be traded or released. Now add Tebow's hometown Jaguars to the list of teams that don't want the quarterback, reports ESPN . "I can't imagine a scenario in... More »

Tebow to NY Jets: Let Me Go!

Source says he wants out after latest quarterback drama

(Newser) - Tim Tebow took the football world by storm as a Denver Bronco, but since being traded to the New York Jets, he's spent nearly all of his time on the bench—and a source tells the New York Daily News he'll ask the team to release or trade... More »

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