Getty ImagesAccording to a report on Fox Sports, the Jets have serious concerns about Tim Tebow falling prey to all the evil temptations offered in New York, like scary movies, pre-marital hand-holding and candy. Thus, they would prefer that Tebow lives in New Jersey, where none of those things exist.
Here's a snippet:
Jets officials are strongly encouraging new recruit Tim Tebow to live in New Jersey to keep him as far away as possible from the temptations of New York's nightlife, a source close to the team has said.
While believing the quarterback will be a great asset on the field, off it they think Tebow — a teetotaler and virgin who is saving himself for marriage — will need to have his hand held.
"The team will encourage Tebow to live in New Jersey near the practice facility," the source said. "They are not going to want him to be influenced and distracted in the city."
I actually don't believe this is true. Of the 80 guys who will be wearing a Jets uniform when training camp opens, Tebow's the one they're worried about? That guy could live in an apartment between an opium den and an underground fight club, with Charlie Sheen and Tara Reid as roommates, and in two weeks, he'd have the whole floor coming over to watch "Little House on the Prairie" and sing "This Little Light of Mine."
The Jets signed Plaxico flippin' Burress last year, and they're going to worry about Tebow? Come on.
Also, I don't care if Tebow lives in New Jersey, New York, Denver, Vegas or Amsterdam's red light district, he will never face as much sexual temptation as he did at the University of Florida. That's the same University of Florida that was named the nation's top party school in 2008, the same year Tebow's Gators won a national championship and he finished third in the Heisman voting.
You think those circumstances might have led to possibilities for female interaction? You think there might have been a sexual opportunity or two in there?
Tebow's made it through everything so far with his moral compass intact. If he wanted to stray from his beliefs, as a star athlete, he's had ample opportunity in Gainesville, Denver and a million places in between. He'll be just fine in New York, New Jersey or wherever he chooses to be his righteous self.
Or, I could be wrong and Next Media Animation could be right, and soon, Tebow will be cast into hell.