Tim Tebow doesn’t want college athletes to get paid: ‘It’s about your team’  – US News

Tim Tebow doesn’t want college athletes to get paid: ‘It’s about your team’ – US News

September 14, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


CLOSE SportsPulse: Former NBPA Executive Director Charles Grantham spoke with Trysta Krick about his feelings on compensation for collegiate athletes USA TODAYTim Tebow is not one to suppress his passion for college athletics. As a two-time national champion and Heisman winner at the University of Florida, he often fondly looks back on his time as a college athlete  So it should come as little surprise Tebow has taken a hard stance against a California bill passed by the state’s government this week that would allow college athletes to more easily make money off their name, image and likeness, beginning Jan 1, 2023. The NCAA has questioned the constitutionality of the bill, and Tebow doesn’t agree with paying college athletes, either  “I feel like I have a little credibility and knowledge about this,” Tebow begins during a Friday interview on ESPN’s “First Take “”Because when I was at the University of Florida, I think my jersey was one of the top jerseys around the world and I didn’t make a dollar from it, but nor did I want to. Because I knew, going into college, what it was all about ” For Tebow, that meant being part of a team and working toward unified goals. He said that the NFL is where it’s about the money  “Now we’re changing it from ‘us’ from ‘we’ from ‘my university,’ being an alumni where I care, which makes college sports special, to ‘OK, it’s not about us, it’s not about we, it’s about me,'” Tebow said “And yes, I know we live in a selfish culture, where it’s all about us, but we’re just adding and piling it on to that Where it changes what’s special about college football.”It’s about your team. It’s about your university It’s about where my family wanted to go. It’s about where my grandfather had my dream of having Florida win an SEC championship And you’re taking that away so young kids can earn a dollar. And I feel like that’s just not where college football needs to go ” Sounds like his mind is made up on the matter. FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInTim Tebow: His journey in the minors Fullscreen Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed July 7, 2019: Tebow signs autographs for fans. Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY SporFullscreenJuly 7, 2019: Tebow swings at a pitch against Buffalo Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY SporFullscreenApr. 25: Tim Tebow is off to a slow start in Class AAA Syracuse, batting 143 in 21 games. Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApr. 25: Tim Tebow began the 2019 season in Class AAA Syracuse Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 7: Tim Tebow gets ready to stretch in the dugout Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 7: Tim Tebow takes a lead off first base Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 4: Tim Tebow, Carlos Gomez and Gregor Blanco chat during a pitching change Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 4: Tim Tebow begins the 2019 season with the Class AAA Syracuse Mets Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb. 24, 2019: Tim Tebow spends spring training with the big league club Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJuly 11, 2018: Tim Tebow stands in the on-deck circle during the Eastern League All-Star Game Julio Cortez, APFullscreenApril 5: Tim Tebow hits a three-run home run in the first inning against the Portland Sea Dogs Matt Smith, APFullscreenMarch 13: Tim Tebow is reassigned to minor league camp ending his Grapefruit League stint after striking out in 11 of his 19 plate appearances Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenMarch 10: Tim Tebow signs autographs before a game Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenMarch 7: Tim Tebow laughs with teammates in the dugout John Bazemore, APFullscreenMarch 2: Tim Tebow singles in the fourth inning against the Nationals for his first hit of spring Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenMarch 1: Tim Tebow looks on from the dugout Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb. 28: Tim Tebow hits a long fly ball to center to end the inning Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb. 28: Tim Tebow hasn’t started a spring game yet, but entered the game on Feb 27 as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-2. Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb 28: Tim Tebow takes his turn in the batting cage. Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb 27: Tim Tebow, right, talks in the dugout with Kevin Plawecki during the Astros game Jeff Roberson, APFullscreenFeb 19: Tim Tebow is all smiles during batting practice at First Data Field in Port St Lucie, Fla. Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb. 19: Tim Tebow (83) makes his way past fans during camp Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb. 19: Tim Tebow moves the pitching cage Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb. 19: Tim Tebow warms up before taking batting practice Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenFeb. 19, 2018: Tim Tebow looks on from the batting cage, Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenAug 10, 2017: Tim Tebow waits for teammates to begin practice, following a news conference at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa Charlie Kaijo, APFullscreenAug. 7: Tim Tebow takes a swing against the Florida Fire Frogs Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenAug. 3: Tim Tebow signs autographs for fans Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJuly 27: Tim Tebow takes a hack against the Bradenton Marauders Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJuly 18: Tim Tebow signs autographs for fans Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJuly 13: Tim Tebow connects for a walk off solo home run to defeat the Daytona Tortugas Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJuly 13: Tim Tebow is doused with water by teammates after hitting a walk off solo home run Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJuly 13: Tim Tebow is mobbed by teammates after hitting a walk off solo home run Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJuly 6: Tim Tebow takes a selfie picture with a fan prior to the game against the Charlotte Stone Crabs Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJuly 6: Tim Tebow is batting .324 after 12 games with the Port St Lucie Mets. Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJune 27: Tim Tebow tracks down a fly ball in the outfield prior to the game against the Palm Beach Cardinals Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJune 27: Tim Tebow was batting .222 with three home runs and 23 RBI before he was promoted to Class high-A St Lucie Mets. Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJune 27: Tim Tebow addresses the media prior to debut with the St Lucie Mets in the Florida Atlantic League. Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenJune 27: A fan looks through t-shirts of Tim Tebow in the souvenir shop at First Data Field Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 7: Time Tebow singles in his second minor legaue game Joshua S. Kelly, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 6: Tim Tebow meets the media after his first game Joshua S. Kelly, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 6: Tim Tebow looks out from the dugout Sean Rayford, APFullscreenApril 6: Tim Tebow goes 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in his minor league debut Joshua S. Kelly, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 6: Tim Tebow watches his home run in his first at bat in the minors Sean Rayford, APFullscreenApril 6: Noelle Colligan shows off the Tim Tebow jersey she bought just before Tebow’s professional baseball debut with the Class A Columbia Fireflies in Columbia, S C. Jeffrey Collins, APFullscreenApril 6: Tim Tebow preps before his first minor league game Joshua S. Kelly, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenApril 6, 2017: Tim Tebow starts in left field for the Columbia Fireflies Joshua S. Kelly, USA TODAY SportsFullscreenInterested in this topic? 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