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Tebow tried to break up Hernandez’s 2007 fight in Gainesville

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It was only a matter of time before Tim Tebow made a cameo in the ongoing Aaron Hernandez coverage.  The former Florida teammates and (for about a week) Patriots teammates are at both ends of the image spectrum, and both names sell.  Put them together, and it’s like flipping two of the striped pieces on that stupid candy game that I’m about to uninstall from my phone.

On Monday, Radar.com tried to cobble together a Tebow connection that felt a little forced and obvious — Tebow reportedly encouraged Hernandez to come to Gainesville, and Tebow tried to help Hernandez stay out of trouble there.

The Orlando Sentinel has offered something more tangible, reporting that Tebow was present for the May 2007 altercation that resulted in Hernandez busting the eardrum of a restaurant employee with a punch.

“Tebow stated that he witnessed the dispute,” an officer wrote in the police report.  “Tebow stated that he went over to try to help resolve the conflict.”

Key word:  Try.

Tebow also was present when the police interviewed Hernandez, and the report points out that charges of underage drinking would not be pursued against Hernandez, but that they were being mentioned so that Florida “coaches could handle it internally.”

In other words, the cops did former Gators coach Urban Meyer a favor, and the media previously didn’t know about the incident.  Now that Meyer is gone and Hernandez stands accused of one murder and is being investigated for two others, there’s no reason to protect either of them.

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44 Responses to “Tebow tried to break up Hernandez’s 2007 fight in Gainesville”
  1. jetsclaps says: Jul 2, 2013 1:29 PM

    Watch you mouth Candy Crush is a great game.

  2. 3menandablog says: Jul 2, 2013 1:31 PM

    Everyone at ESPN just had an orgasm.

  3. cuda1234 says: Jul 2, 2013 1:32 PM

    You mean the media squahsed a story about Tim Tebow being questioned in relation to an assault at a bar he wasn’t old enough to attend?

    More proof that Tebow’s rep is more a function of the media than reality?

  4. nyangl23 says: Jul 2, 2013 1:33 PM

    I am 99.9% sure that ESPN just spontaneously combusted at this report.

  5. sportsmeccabi says: Jul 2, 2013 1:33 PM

    The power of Tebow compels you.

  6. cajunaise says: Jul 2, 2013 1:33 PM

    Sounds like Hernandez misinterpreted Tebow’s “fist to the head” gesture.

  7. commonsensedude says: Jul 2, 2013 1:34 PM

    Somewhere in this story lies the birth of a really good joke: “Aaron Hernandez and Tim Tebow were hanging out together one night, and …”

  8. Iknoweverything says: Jul 2, 2013 1:36 PM

    Tebow failed Hernandez. He had an opportunity to reach that young man and lead him down the path to righteousness.
    Why didn’t Timmy place his hand upon Hernandez’ forehead and cure the demons inside him?

    Why didn’t Tebow help heal that other pathetic soul, Urban Meyer.
    Timmy had so many chances to cure that lying, opportunistic scumbag, who only cares about using kids to further his greed.

  9. moxicity says: Jul 2, 2013 1:41 PM

    There’s a fine line that is walked between becoming a villain or a hero…. Both overcome adversities…one chooses the light, the other the dark side…

  10. wtfchiefs says: Jul 2, 2013 1:42 PM

    Amazing how people let athletes get away with things. I’m sure he’s been able to do whatever he wanted from the moment someone saw he could play football well. He’s obviously never had to suffer any repercussions or discipline from his actions and it eventually led to him thinking he could get away with murder. Someone should’ve put this guy in his place way before he even got to college.

  11. bucnblood says: Jul 2, 2013 1:44 PM

    Of course he did….and I bet he walked across water to do it!

  12. dynaco says: Jul 2, 2013 1:45 PM

    Yup, hoodie is a genious. He brought Tebow in NOT to handle the ball, but the brawl.

  13. blacknole08 says: Jul 2, 2013 1:47 PM

    the cops did former Gators coach Urban Meyer a favor

    ———————————————————

    That was a theme during Urban Meyer’s tenure at UF. His method of discipline meant a player would have to sit out a quarter or two vs a D-III school. This guy is soft and a phony.

  14. dynaco says: Jul 2, 2013 1:47 PM

    Yup, hoodie is a genius. He brought Tebow in NOT to handle the ball, but the brawl.

  15. operations666 says: Jul 2, 2013 1:48 PM

    Tim sounds like a good guy. I guess Hermurderdez was so evil, not even Tim could get to him.

  16. bucrightoff says: Jul 2, 2013 1:49 PM

    Can’t wait to find out about the Hernandez shenanigans from Jr. High, Kindergarden and Preschool

  17. tigersfandan says: Jul 2, 2013 1:49 PM

    Oh great, now its Tebow’s fault!

  18. blacknole08 says: Jul 2, 2013 1:49 PM

    And I’m sure Tebow tried to break up fights that Chris Rainey had too.

    It doesn’t matter if you have a saint on your team or not, players are responsible for their own actions.

  19. jimmyt says: Jul 2, 2013 1:58 PM

    Why do you have a girls game on your phone?

  20. thetruthcampaign says: Jul 2, 2013 2:02 PM

    Go Tebow!

  21. phreakin says: Jul 2, 2013 2:03 PM

    And THERE it is. I knew it wouldn’t be long until somehow Tebow doing something “Christian like” would make it’s way into the Hernandez talk. Frankly i’m surprised it took this long.

  22. brownsfanincali says: Jul 2, 2013 2:04 PM

    3menandablog says:
    Jul 2, 2013 1:31 PM
    Everyone at ESPN just had an orgasm
    ———————————————-
    Sage and Sara too ? Nice…

  23. elroyjetsson says: Jul 2, 2013 2:04 PM

    wtfchiefs says:
    Jul 2, 2013 1:42 PM
    Amazing how people let athletes get away with things. I’m sure he’s been able to do whatever he wanted from the moment someone saw he could play football well. He’s obviously never had to suffer any repercussions or discipline from his actions and it eventually led to him thinking he could get away with murder. Someone should’ve put this guy in his place way before he even got to college.
    _________________________
    Exactly and that “someone” should be his parents. Mom still thinks he’s innocent. Enough said

  24. phreakin says: Jul 2, 2013 2:05 PM

    Logical voice, hasn’t the trolling wore off yet? I mean seriously it’s not even a halfassed attempt to be good at it. Same shtick every post and not any effort on evolving your trolling beyond just the typical cookie cutter post. You’re getting stale.

  25. brownsfanincali says: Jul 2, 2013 2:06 PM

    That makes for some wonderful mental imagery…

  26. gcw440 says: Jul 2, 2013 2:06 PM

    I heard Hernandez kicked his own mother in the stomach when he was in the womb. Seriously

  27. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 2, 2013 2:08 PM

    Now that’s a good teammate, to make an effort where effort is needed and nobody else is trying. He’s also a more valuable player than AH was even before this arrest. AH was overpaid at his level of salary cost plus opportunity cost to not trade, and Tebow is a bargain price with nothing but upside potential. Sometimes the better value comes from those that are less flashy. Tebow is a winner and if he was on the Pats for his entire career maybe he would have had more time and opportunity to save AH from these disastrous life choices. The Pats sure didn’t do anything to coach the man up.

    Maybe Tebow can pick up the slack with other Pats players that might need some caring and proactive mentoring.

  28. orivar says: Jul 2, 2013 2:26 PM

    Talk about attempting to pile on, this is such a media mess now same as the Manti Teo “hoax”, tired of the media.

  29. bertilfox says: Jul 2, 2013 2:32 PM

    Candy Crush is designed to do ONE thing…seperate you from your money. My daughter (yes, it IS a girl’s game) showed me this game and soon I was buying extra moves. Get rid of it ASAP…like Kraft did to this scumbag!

  30. vibesid says: Jul 2, 2013 2:35 PM

    Tebow is not to blame.

  31. michaeljacksonisback says: Jul 2, 2013 2:37 PM

    The only thing I got out of all this… I really like logicalvoicesays even more. He’s very intelligent and brings joy to each thread!

  32. franktherat96 says: Jul 2, 2013 2:44 PM

    jetsclaps says:
    Jul 2, 2013 1:29 PM
    Watch you mouth Candy Crush is a great game.

    _______________________________

    Candy Crush is about as useful as a game as Mark Sanchez is as a quarterback.

  33. bubbaman693 says: Jul 2, 2013 2:49 PM

    The true problem here, in my opinion, is that he did not have any role models to look up to as a youngster. he has been affiliated with gangs since a teen, and ultimatley that desicion costed him his life.

  34. spankygreen says: Jul 2, 2013 2:55 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:

    Would not want to be you….them’s is fighting words you just spoke……lol

  35. hatesycophants says: Jul 2, 2013 3:03 PM

    Positively nauseating!

  36. lawest111 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:04 PM

    Doesn’t this mean that perfect Tebow was at a bar and underage?

  37. b3nz0z says: Jul 2, 2013 3:05 PM

    yeah, why WAS tebow at a bar?

  38. conner71 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:12 PM

    cuda1234 says:
    Jul 2, 2013 1:32 PM
    You mean the media squahsed a story about Tim Tebow being questioned in relation to an assault at a bar he wasn’t old enough to attend?

    More proof that Tebow’s rep is more a function of the media than reality?
    __________________________________

    Perhaps if you read this story, as well as the original one by the Orlando Sentinel, you would see that they were at a restaurant and not a bar. The restaurant was “The Swamp”, and there is no mention at all about Tebow drinking while he was there.

    More proof that idiots will make up anything to try to defame Tebow’s Rep.

  39. geniusesq says: Jul 2, 2013 3:29 PM

    Police were ready to charge Hernandez with underaged drinking. But, Tebow quickly turned the wine back into water.

    All was forgiven.

  40. rajbais says: Jul 2, 2013 5:37 PM

    Is this the only fight where I could picture a guy saying “blessed you may be. May the Good Lord be with you. May the Good Lord be with you” while trying to break up a fight???

  41. phillyphan975 says: Jul 2, 2013 7:40 PM

    Took you long enough…next thing you know Teabow was at the very gas station Hernandez was at buying zig zags and bubblicious…

  42. gamermwm says: Jul 2, 2013 7:55 PM

    Seriously…this is news?

    Just wait until you hear about the Taco Bell incident of 2007. I heard someone blew the bathroom up!

  43. thetruthcampaign says: Jul 2, 2013 9:31 PM

    The only thing Tebow’s guilt of is getting the Broncos to the playoffs and beating the Steelers. He’s done nothing else.

  44. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 10, 2013 11:46 PM

    Tebow the peace maker. Is there anything he can’t do? No.

    If you spell Tebow in scrabble, you win forever.

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