Tim Tebow Runs Bootleg Play On Donald Trump: ‘Won’t Be Voting For Him’
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow joined the recent wave of well-known Republicans who say they won’t be voting for Donald Trump in November, according to several news reports. It is not clear if the 28-year-old athlete will sit on the sidelines on election day, just as he did in the March 15 primary contest.
Back in July, Trump campaign officials included Tebow’s name on a list of individuals scheduled to speak and endorse the GOP nominee on the convention’s closing night. But despite being promoted by Trump’s son Eric during an interview on the Fox Business Network, the ex-NFL quarterback posted a Facebook video declaring that his endorsement of the New York multimillionaire was a “rumor,” reported NBC News.
Tebow is a registered Republican, according to Florida Department of State records that show the athlete joined the voter rolls three years ago.
In the face of Tebow’s mild rebuke, the Trump campaign decided not to comment on the athlete’s decision.
Tebow, who has talked of one day considering a run for public office, recently was urged by some Republicans to run for the congressional seat being vacated this fall by Rep. Ander Crenshaw, whose district includes most of Jacksonville, where Tebow grew up.
Tebow passed on that House race, posting in his Facebook video that his goal has always been “to make a difference in the biggest way possible” and “if one day that’s a political realm, that’s what I’ll do.”