You better remember the last month clearly, because it’s unlikely we’ll see anything like it again. In the span of three weeks, two members of the Tebow family found themselves backtracking because of their role in controversies.
Three weeks ago, it was Tim denying that he asked out of the New York Jets’ wildcat package because he was upset with the team’s coaches. This week, it’s his brother, Peter, apologizing for gloating after the Denver Broncos lost on Saturday.
My comment after the game was uncalled for. I may root for another team but I should never gloat about anyone’s misfortune. I’m truly sorry.
— Peter Tebow (@petertebow) January 14, 2013
Peter may have had pressure from his brother and others to issue the apology, but he did the right thing. It’s hard enough for Tim to manage the public scrutiny he faces or get NFL teams interested in him, so the last thing he needs is a loudmouth brother making headlines.
It’s also strange to see someone who’s seen as a church leader be so spiteful. I’m guessing schadenfreude and bitterness probably are not values Peter preaches as a minister.