ESPN already has earned a reputation for covering Tim Tebow excessively, so it’s not exactly good for appearances when one of its employees is seen on TV with his arm around the quarterback. That’s what happened on Wednesday night when ESPN’s cameras showed Tebow on the sidelines watching his alma mater Florida play in the Sugar Bowl.
Tebow was seen chatting with ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi, who decided to put his arm around Tebow at one point. Rinaldi may have been doing it for a picture — or who knows what — but he just happened to be caught doing that at the moment when the TV cameras were on him.
We have no idea what kind of relationship Rinaldi and Tebow have, so it’s hard to comment on the gesture. We’ll just say that given the context of ESPN’s collective Tebowner, that’s not a good look for the company.Google+