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Tim Tebow Calls Inclusion on Republican National Convention List of Speakers ‘a Rumor’

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Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 1, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

If the idea of Tim Tebow speaking in support of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention blew your mind on Thursday, you’re not alone.

Tebow posted a video on Instagram that night saying the first he heard of the notion was earlier in the day when it was all over the news. He called his inclusion on the Republican Party’s list of speakers “a rumor,” saying that he’s not ready to enter the world of politics just yet.

“I just got back from the Philippines, and I wake up this morning to find out I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention,” the former Heisman Trophy winner out of Florida said. “It’s amazing how fast rumors fly, and that’s exactly what it is: A rumor.

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

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