OOPS: Tim Tebow says he's NOT speaking at the Republican National Convention

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 21:40:51-04

On Thursday, we learned that a number of athletes are scheduled to speak at next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where Donald Trump is expected to officially become the Republican Party's nominee for president.

Arguably the most prominent athlete on that list was Tim Tebow, a former collegiate and NFL quarterback who's perhaps better known for his philanthropic and missionary work.

Well, this was apparently news to Tebow, and he went on Instagram on Thursday night to correct the record: He will not be speaking at the convention.


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"Just got back from the Philippines and I wake up to find out I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention. It's amazing how fast rumors fly, and that's exactly what it is: a rumor," he said.

"My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible, and if one day that's the political realm, that's what I'll do. But right now I really believe that's through our foundation and our amazing partners, and fighting for kids who can't fight for themselves."

Among those from the world of sports who are still set to speak at the GOP Convention are UFC president Dana White and pro golfer Natalie Gulbis.