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Tim Tebow Was Fined by Teammates Every Day Billboard Was Up

Remember the billboard that went up in Denver telling coach John Fox to bench Kyle Orton and play Tim Tebow at quarterback? It apparently cost Tim Tebow money.

NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington says the Broncos quarterbacks have a fines system going, and sources told him Tebow was docked money every day that the billboard was up — a total of six days. He apparently was fined for not speaking out against the billboard.

That really doesn’t make much sense.

The Broncos were unsuccessful with Kyle Orton starting. Tebow entered the season believing he was going to be the starter, and even commented in the preseason that he felt like the job was taken from him. If he felt he was better than Orton — and the results have proven that is the case — why should he have spoken against the billboard?

Denver was 1-4 with Orton starting and is now 7-3 under Tebow. Looks like the billboard knew what was best for the team.



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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UTKL5RWWDRSGPHZUOCSI7VB6L4 James

    They should have fined him. You don’t let your teammate get thrown under the bus like that without supporting him, I don’t care what the situation is.

  • http://twitter.com/jmac1302 Josh McGee

    No one was getting “thrown under the bus” with these billboards. It was some fans showing support for Tebow and expressing their desire to see him start. Now if the billboards said something like “Orton sucks! Start Tebow!”, then I would wholeheartedly agree with you. But, as they were, I don’t have an issue with them.

  • Anonymous

    “Now if the billboards said something like “Orton sucks! Start Tebow!”, then I would wholeheartedly agree with you.”
    Uh, that’s pretty much what the billboard said.  So the difference between “wholeheartedly” agreeing and not at all is the specific word choice used to express almost exactly the same idea?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1524609803 Kevin Robinson

    Talking about drinking the kool aid.  people don’t really hate Tebow, they hate you idol worshipers who are unrealistic when evaluating his skills.  And they hate that when Denver wins it’s ALL Tebow and when they lose, it’s NONE of his fault.  That’s what people hate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFPM3FBOU6I2VIJAELVIXM3ESM rchar2

    Maybe Tebow actually believes that Americans have the right to free speech.  Let’s see how would he approach it?  “I disagree with your support for me.”  You would be the type of person supporting Jerry Sandusky.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFPM3FBOU6I2VIJAELVIXM3ESM rchar2

    you are insane.  What quarterback in history has ever spoken out against fans supporting them?  Name one.  Just because you hate Tebow don’t put unfair expectations on him.  The backup quarterback has always been the fans favorite on losing teams and no quarterback has ever said “stop booing.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFPM3FBOU6I2VIJAELVIXM3ESM rchar2

    Then why don’t you hate when Brady, Newton or any other quarterback gets all of the credit?  Quarterbacks always get all of the credit but you can’t stand it when it comes to Tebow.  They were 1 win and 4 losses and the only thing that changed was the quarterback.  Why wouldn’t people assume that he is the difference?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ZGH5RN37KEG2SEWWMAGHTQLKI Darrin

    Talk about drinking the Kool aid, you act as if nobody supports their quarterback. People talk about their QB like they’re the best and it’s no problem. When people support Tebow, Haters like you come out of the woodwork. Tebow wins and Orton didn’t. You know what I hate, haters bashing fans just because they’re fans. You’re worse than Tebow fans, by far.

  • Anonymous

    Um, OK.  So…

    A) Did you mean to respond to my comment?  Just wondering since you didn’t actually respond to anything I actually wrote.  I was commenting on how silly it is that the content of a billboard said what Josh said he’d react negatively to, but only if it was said another way with an almost identical meaning.  That was my whole post.  Everything else you made up.B) Since you brought it up…  What does every back-up QB say?  “We all know [insert starter name] is our leader, and I’m just doing anything I can to help.”  The reason Tebow was being fined by the QBs was because he never once gave that vote of confidence to Orton, which is so obviously part of being a good teammate… that the other QBs fined him for it!  If you don’t like it, I’m sure you’ll take it up with the Broncos FO that permitted it and the QBs actually involved (including Tebow) rather than indiscriminately lashing out and calling other people names.

    C) I’ve been a Broncos fan for about 30 years, and am generally supportive of Tebow (although I think he’ll have to show massive strides next year or he’s gone).  But I’ll tell you what I DO hate about Tebow — people like you.  The circus of kooks and nutcases that follow Tebow around, calling anyone names who says the SLIGHTEST negative thing about him.  In this case I didn’t actually say ANYTHING, and already I’m “insane”.  And the funny part is you nuts achieve the opposite of what you want — having you attack me for no reason doesn’t make me want to root for Tebow more.  It makes me want us to dump the guy so I don’t have to hear from folks like yourself, grabbing your hankies and running for the feinting couches every time someone says anything critical.  Weak.

  • Anonymous

    What?  Yikes.

    Free speech as a Constitutional right only applies in the protection of citizens against the GOVERNMENT infringing upon their speech rights.  It has nothing to do with a private entity like the NFL.  In fact, the NFL is just the opposite — players and coaches can be fined for expressing speech unapproved (or unappreciated) by the league.

  • Daniel Ness

    I have an ole cowboy friend who ran a horse race track, he would tell me some people would put a young horse on the track and expect them to out run and experienced horses. He always said you can’t send a kid to grade school and expect them to do college work. Give Tim time to grow, come on America you can’t always have fast food. Grow up. He’s doing pretty good.

     

  • Anonymous

    So you think taking away someones constitutional rights is okay?  After all it is the fans that pay the salaries of the professional players.  They are the ones that pay high dollar prices for tickets, and merchandise.  It should not cost Tebow money! He done nothing wrong!  So what if he didn’t stand up publicly at a press conference and scold his fans for supporting him and the team! After all, the main thing the fans want is for the BRONCOS TO WIN!, NOT JUST TEBOW!  It take every teammate on a professional team to win, and be effective, and consistent. That is the case with any team, pro or not.  But as a PRO PLAYER, A GROWN MAN PLAYING AT SUCH A HIGH LEVEL, AND YEARS OF PLAYING THE GAME, AND ATHLETE, HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE HEAT IF HE ISN’T DOING HIS JOB, AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE HIMSELF, WITHOUT ANYONE CONFRONTING HIM, THAT HE ISN’T AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME, AND HAD THINGS TO WORK ON TO BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN HIS VERY IMPORTANT LEADING ROLE POSITION AS A QUARTER BACK!  I MEAN COME ON…HE NEEDS TO LOOK AT IT AS A FAN TOO, AND NOT JUST HOW CAN I MAKE A FEW EXTRA HUNDRED THOUSAND BY USING LEAGUE RULES, AND CONTRACT TO DO SO. ALL BECAUSE HE IS EMBARRASSED, OR HIS FEELINGS WERE HURT BECAUSE SOMEONE WAS BETTER, AND HAD SUPPORT TO CAUSE HIM HIS JOB!  HE SHOULDN’T BE PLAYING IN THE LEAGUE AT ALL! HE DOESN’T DESERVE THE PRIVILEGE, OR OUR HARD EARNED MONEY!  HE  SHOULD BE SETTING EXAMPLE, AND BEING A ROLE MODEL FOR YOUNGER PLAYERS TO FOLLOW, NOT SELF ABSORBED MONEY DRIVEN, AND IMMATURE!  JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE ABILITY, AND SKILL DOESN’T MEAN U SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY PRO BALL, YOU SHOULD HAVE THE WHOLE PACKAGE!  AND IF  GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY, HAVE SOME CLASS NOT TO SHOW HOW IMMATURE YOU ARE, AND DISPLAY YOUR BAD SPORTSMANSHIP, AND ATTITUDE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6E7BSDLG7K72PSHSAG5OMO4YAU robert

    Elway  (on day 1) had to start some place like everyone else and find a team and a home. We as fans of  all our teams can give Tebow the same breathing room to grow as well.
     Zanex anyone?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R3BORYRQ45RAJUSOE4O7OT3ILQ Raquel

    dont you just love muslim love to christian, this should shut up b.maher and j.stewart. and to andy levy saying to let it go… naah, let b.maher get crucified at least he is worthy of it. foul mouth opinions that entice violence are not jokes, way too many incidents that no one wants to learn from. im just so tired of pussies like above who cant seem to grow balls and man up on their opnion, then hide from their title, then cry like a baby (j.stewart) when we get attacked…peace and happy new year

  • Anonymous

    If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pat.evans1 Pat Evans

    jvill shut the hell up you don’t know crap about laws
    as for James with the first post remember this the fans are what makes sure the owners and the players make money if they want to pay there money for this they can so wake the F–K UP!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pat.evans1 Pat Evans

    remember this you dumb s–t the fans are what makes sure the owners coaches and player make money nothing else so if they want to PAY with there OWN money they have that right and the league or the gov’t can’t say anything about it.  As for the players last I saw they were all backing Tebow.
    Little bit of advice when you don’t know what you talking about keep your mouth shut

  • http://www.facebook.com/foxcrawl Fox Crawl

    that’s entirely ridiculous! how comes to be fine because of someone else’ action.

  • http://twitter.com/Sinfix Anthony

    ok for Tebow to get thrown under the bus though

  • Anonymous

    Just can’t leave the kid alone.  He prays, that’s bad, he has fans that want to see him play, that’s bad, it appears he is not getting the support of Fox/Elway, that’s very bad.  How about putting in plays that will allow him experience at throwing passes over the middle, side line and maybe even down the field.  Just let the kid play. 

  • Anonymous

    Did you read the board before placing your thoughts jvill?  It says play Tebow. Not instead of Ortin, not even at quarterback, hell it does’nt even say start Tebow. The other one simply says welcome to Tebow-Land.

  • Anonymous

    And what do you think that means, T? Fan spent $20k just to remind Fox this is Tebow-Land? A friendly reminder that Tebow should play fullback? C’mon man.

  • Anonymous

    Hey goodnesnow. 

    Are you capable of original thinking and being able to express those thoughts? Or do you always hide behind scripture when you are in a discussion? Sad for you. My God gave me a brain. Apparently you got screwed.

  • Anonymous

    His kneeling in silence is certainly more palatable then golfers who verbally give their lord the credit after playing 4 days in a brutal test of skill.   Tebow “Keep up the good work.  We are all down there with you…

  • Anonymous

    wow, i’d really like to see any one of you or myself for that matter get on the field and play pro anything(let alone football) let the kid play, if he flops he flops, if he becomes a hall of famer good for him….f’n haters

  • Anonymous

    Nobody is saying it’s none of his fault when they lose. They all have good games on some days and bad games on others. Tebow is a true follower of Jesus and loves his God. When this is truly the case you can’t help but let God infiltrate everything you do. He is just being himself when he speaks of his relationship with God. I mean come on if anyone deserves first place in your life it should definitely be your maker. Right? right on I say. Please don’t be a hater of a lover of God. Btw God loves you and wants you to let Him in your life.

  • Anonymous

    Dang man come on what’s up with the hate torwards people posting scripture? If that offends you that bad you need to check up on your spiritual condition. Would like to say scripture is the one absolute truth that is always correct and it’s our guide to live this life. One day every knee will bow before Jesus and I choose to bow now before it’s too late and I pray that you so the same my friend.  I believe the post that was posted was pretty much saying that the real reason for all the hate against tebow stems from His realtionship with Jesus. I am proud of tebow for his ability to be a great role model.

  • Anonymous

    There is no ‘hate” in my post. I disagree with your evaluation that “goodnewsnow” made no reference to any comments made towards Tebow.  The comments were aimless ramblings plucked from the scripture. I stand by my comments. And I might add that you suffer from the same malady.

  • Anonymous

    There is no “hate” in my post. My challenge still stands. People that constantly join open forums to unleash scriptures do not add any value to the discussion, unless of course, the topic is Christian religous based. It’s like a comedy I watched years ago. The scene was a courtroom trial in session and periodically someone would shout, “who’s frying baloney?!”. Value add = 0 to the trial but it was funny as hell! There is a difference between having a spiritual relationship and using that belief as a social crutch.

    You are not in a position to judge me or my beliefs – remember that scripture?

    Lighten up and enjoy life. You will have an eternity to hobnob with the other self-proclaimed blessed souls.

    Have a peaceful evening.

  • Anonymous

    Come on man lol! Maybe you don’t understand what the scriptures were saying, not really sure. What I do know is what our friend was saying in reference to the scripture. The point is that Jesus said that if you truly follow and love Him and are not of this world you will be hated by the world. The fact that most people hate on tebow is that he loves Jesus. You and a lot of others are actually great at fulfilling the words of Christ! You help prove that scripture is the truth.  Way to go man keep up the good witness.

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    There is no ‘hate” in my post. I disagree with your evaluation that “goodnewsnow” made no reference to any comments made towards Tebow.  The comments were aimless ramblings plucked from the scripture. I stand by my comments. And I might add that you suffer from the same malady. Link to comment

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGGKD4VT25KA47BPFAHREY72FE leslie duncan

    Daniel you are so on the money. Why fine Tebow he didn’t put up the billboards and I don’t think his team supports him, especiallty TE and WR who never caught catchable passes in the play offs. Reminds me of pretty boy David Carr, obvious his offensive line didn’t care for him,  thats why he was always on the ground , They didn’t like Stabler either they let them get to his knees. The media has made a spectical out of Tim, leave him alone. I think he should look for a team who will value him.
    True Texan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGGKD4VT25KA47BPFAHREY72FE leslie duncan

    Mike, Don’t be so ignorant to post such, everyone has a right to their opinion, move on. There should be no haters in the world. How can you hate something, someone, or asituation that hasn’t even touched you. Let’s all stop calling people TEBOW HATERS! They don’t evem know him????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGGKD4VT25KA47BPFAHREY72FE leslie duncan

    Right on the coaching staff stifle his ability, it is now History and I hope Tim gets out of DODGE and all Mike Johnson fans are not allowed to post to this site. He got issues
    True Texan

  • Anonymous

    Leslie

    You are confusing me with some other poster. I have never called anyone a “Tebow Hater”.