Tim Tebow scores... he scores alot. I mean just look at this photo above. Okay, that was a lie, Tebow could be going into the priesthood for all I know and that could be his sister in that photo. However, Lineman are always jelous of people that can score a lot. Hence this comment from an Tigers defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois about the upcoming Flordia-LSU matchup this weekend in college football:
"If we get a good shot on [Tebow], we're going to try our best to take him out of the game," Jean-Francois said Monday, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Web site. "With his size and his heart, it's hard to get a clean shot.
"I think every lineman wants to get a good hit on a Heisman Trophy winner."
To which a response was released from Florida:
Jean-Francois' remark "fires Tim up. Seems a little unsportsmanlike to me," Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen said Tuesday. "Intentionally injuring other players is not part of the game that we teach here."
Awww. Crap. A fired up Tim Tebow? Remember how he promised the media that they would not find a harder working player in college football making sure his team wins their games. And then you throw this into the mix. Tebow is going to rush for 500 yards and pass for a 1,000.
The obvious bulliten board and media controversy that would follow caused Jean-Francois (and probably LSU's PR department) to make this move.
Later in the day, Jean-Francois issued a statement through LSU that said, "We never go into any football game trying to hurt a player from the other team. My comments in regard to Florida quarterback Tim Tebow were misinterpreted and were intended to reflect the style of football that we play at LSU.
"We have great respect for Tim as a player and a competitor. By taking him out of the game, I meant as a defense we are going to try to make him ineffective. I'm sorry that my initial comments were interpreted another way."
You can read the full story from ESPN.