Tim Tebow says he might run for office

Tim Tebow: The next Heath Shuler?

Tim Tebow: The next Heath Shuler?

Tim Tebow says when his playing days in the NFL are over, he might run for public office.

The New York Jets backup QB says it’s all about making a difference in the world.

He told ESPN New York:

“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do. I haven’t ruled out anything like that. It won’t be anytime soon in my future, but it’ll be something I’ll at least look at and consider one day.”

Tebow is no stranger to service. He sponsors a charitable foundation, has spoken to inmates in Florida prisons, visited with gravely ill children and made missionary trips to the Philippines, where he worked in his father’s orphanage and witnessed acute poverty.

“Pressure is not having to win a football game; pressure is having to find your next meal,” Tebow told the Washington Post in a 2009 interview. “Even though we love it so much, football is still just a game. A lot of people bleed over it and love it, and I’m one of those people. But at the end of the day, I know what’s more important, and pressure is definitely not football.”

He also wouldn’t be the first athlete to enter politics. Jack Kemp, Steve Largent, J.C. Watts, Bill Bradley, Gerald Ford, Kevin Johnson and Heath Shuler are among elite athletes who have had successful political careers.

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Andy

September 19th, 2012
8:34 pm

Old Dawg, have they gotten past Truman yet?? j/k

redneck

September 19th, 2012
8:38 pm

with liberty and justice for all

dawg2

September 19th, 2012
10:32 pm

Bulldawg, my church prays for the Pres and all govts local and national. I don’t know about your church but don’t judge one by another.
This election is not about the man but about where this country is going..Keeping our freedom and Constitution are giving up those rights.Its for sure our Pres has not done his job, just look at the facts, not the Liberal Media spin. “Ask not what your Country can do for you but what you can do for your Country” was Democrats motto few years back but now its “what my country can do for me”, thats sick. Do your home work.

oldfart

September 19th, 2012
10:46 pm

“There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.”– Kurt Vonnegut

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Pat Swindal

September 20th, 2012
10:32 am

When will stories glorifying this guy ever go away?

“he walks on water, he runs in the rain, he circumsizes the weak and the poor on his lunchbreak”

Reminds me of Steve “Papa” Garvey in the 70’s. Everyone had him placed very high on the pedistal too. And we all know how his story played out.

One day Tebow will be caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. Or probably both.

The Truth

September 20th, 2012
12:37 pm

Scorp – you are right. Shantiqua is obviously a white racist pretending to write a post as a black person.
So Shantiqua, let me guess: you hate yourself so much that in order to feel better about your pathetic existence, you have to put others down. In fact, your self esteem is so low that you blame an entire race of people on why you have achieved so little success and why you don’t smile at the happy things in life. Instead, you smile and laugh at the misfortune of others.
It would be easy to blame your parents for this, but the truth is, once you make it to adult age, it becomes your responsibility to act like a decent human being. In case your not sure what this means in regards to politics, it means watching/reading/listening to others opinions (facts help too) and then voicing your own (informed) opinion on the topics of the day. You see Shan, not only is it ok to respectfully disagree with other americans on politics, it is in fact an essential process in order to maintain a healthy democracy.
So Shan, chin up. As long as you’re still breathing, you can change. There is hope for people like you. Hey, why not start today? Instead of wasting one more minute of your life in the shadows, come on out to the light and grow up.

rpollardrealtor

September 20th, 2012
3:34 pm

Why does the Back-Up QB of another team get sooo much dang spot light from the AJC and every other news source? How about we talk about our Atlanta Falcons being 2-0!!!!!

CB

September 22nd, 2012
8:57 pm

Black, white, green, pink, or yellow, I don’t care what color Obama is, Obama sux, period, end of conversation.