Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback for the New York Jets, has a law named for him. According to FOX Carolina, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently signed the Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act into law.
She became the 30th governor to enact the law that has come to be named after Tebow. The purpose of the law is to allow those students who are home-schooled or attend charter schools to play sports or take part in other extracurricular activities at public schools.
Not everyone agrees with the law. In South Carolina, Paul Aiesi disagreed with the law. He told FOX, "It doesn't make a lot of sense that you can not be in the organization, but still participate in some of the activities of that organization."
Sen. Chip Campsen, R-District 43 in South Carolina, wrote the law. He told FOX:
When you have these extracurricular activities, you learn what it takes to be successful and how to handle success, how to handle defeat. What's not fair is making the parents pay property taxes to support the school and then denying them access to activities.
In 2007, Tebow was featured on an episode of ESPN “Outside The Lines.” He said at that time that he was proud to be involved in the passage of the law.
Tebow is an interesting figure in a number of ways. Read on.