Tim Tebow Law Passes in SC Amid Controversy

Michael WalkerAnalyst IIAugust 22, 2012

Tim Tebow Law Passes in SC Amid Controversy

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    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.

Tim Tebow the Walking Contradiction

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    To look at Tim Tebow in a sleeveless shirt and his muscular 6’3’’, 236-pound frame, he appears ready to step into the ring with the WWE. Give him a scowl to go with that chiseled jawline and he would fit right in.

    I could easily picture him grabbing the microphone from the WWE announcer and screaming about destroying his next opponent in the ring.

    But that would not be Tebow. He would be much more likely to take the announcer’s hand and kneel down with him in prayer.

    Tebow was home-schooled in Florida, a state which allowed him to play football for Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra before attending the University of Florida.

An Uncertain Future but Unyielding Faith

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    Controversy has followed Tebow since he joined the NFL, not so much for his outward and sincere faith, but for his less-than-stellar performance as an NFL quarterback.

    His mixed results and subpar passing statistics resulted in him being traded to the New York Jets after only two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

    Jets coach Rex Ryan says Tebow is the team's backup quarterback but will still see a lot of playing time in different packages. New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano ran the Wildcat offense in Miami and plan to use the package with the Jets. Tebow could be on the field for as many as 20 plays per game.

    In Las Vegas, they’re giving odds that Tebow will be the starting quarterback before the season is over. Both Tebow and incumbent starter Mark Sanchez have struggled in the preseason games.

    Whatever happens with Tebow, he is sincere. He is true to his teammates, his faith and family.

    He openly supports those social causes he believes in and now even has a law named after him.

    I agree with the "Tebow Law" for reasons stated in this article. Do you? Your comments and debate are welcome and appreciated.