It has not been the best start for Tim Tebow with his new team the New York Jets this preseason. He has struggled in their two games due to the Jets’ vanilla game plan that won’t feature any wildcat packages just yet. Outside of football though, Tebow is doing just fine and his name is making waves on the political landscape.
On Monday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed the Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act, otherwise known as the ‘Tim Tebow’ law. The ruling allows for home-schooled students to participate in public schools’ extracurricular activities.
Without the law in Florida, Tebow would have never been able to play public school football and make a big enough name for himself to play for the Florida Gators. But that wasn’t the case thanks to a 1996 Florida ruling that allowed home-schooled students to take advantage of the public high school’s athletic programs. Due to that rule Tebow was able to play for Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla where he went on to break multiple state records. Tebow went on to become the best high school player in Florida, signed to play for the Gators, and the rest is history.
South Carolina is the 30th state to sign this law into effect even though it probably hurts South Carolina Gamecocks fans to hear it.
Tebow has shown interest in a possible political career once his playing days are over and there’s not many politicians that already have a law named in their honor. However, Tebow still has some playing to do in the NFL before he takes over Capitol Hill.