Tim Tebow Hints at a Future in Politics

Sunday, 05 Feb 2012 10:48 AM

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Denver Broncos quarterback and devout evangelical Christian Tim Tebow is hinting that one day he may seek a post-football second career in politics.

In an interview broadcast Saturday night, the unabashed religious conservative said he could one day explore politics "if it's something I care about."

"I don't know -- it could be something in my future," Tebow said, speaking to Dave Feherty -- host of the Golf Channel's "Feherty Live." "If it's something I care about, possibly."

“A lot of people are praying for me, a lot of people are encouraging me,” Tebow continued. “Ultimately I know that my goal and my platform through the game of football isn’t just to score touchdowns and win games. You know, it’s about being a great role model and setting an example for the next generation. My ultimate goal is to be an athlete that some mom or dad can look at their son and daughter and say, ‘That’s someone who’s trying to do it the right way, that’s someone who’s trying to live with character."

Though Tebow has sparked controversy on the left over his strong religious views, conservative pundits and politicians have embraced the University of Florida graduate. Texas governor Rick Perry compared himself to the athlete during a debate, saying "I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses."

But Tebow has been very careful not to endorse a presidential candidate. Yet.



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