17-year-old Chuck Shriner played football for Fort Myers Catholic school and thought Tebowing after crossing the stage would make his ceremony “fun” and “memorable.” While his move elicited plenty of laughs, it didn’t go over well with the school’s administration. Shriner’s diploma was withheld at the behest of his mother, who is also a teacher at the school.
“They said what I did would give underclassmen inspiration to do something else, that it might lead to something else,” Shriner said about the administration’s reaction, according to the Naples Daily News. “So they were trying to set an example.”
Shriner actually had to clean the school’s gym as punishment, and his diploma was turned over to his mother who held it to discipline her son. Chuck unsurprisingly had no regrets.
“Moment in my life I’ll never forget, getting my diploma taken away for doing the Tebow on stage in front of (Principal John) Cavell. So worth it,” Shriner posted on his Facebook page.
Shriner shouldn’t be surprised about his punishment. Had he followed the news, he would have learned that a few students were suspended for Tebowing last December.
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