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High school football players suspended for Tebowing in the halls (video)

Dec 15, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT


Sure, the issue of prayer in public school is a touchy subject. But what of Tebowing in public school? Four students at Long Island’s Riverhead High School — including three varsity football players — have been suspended for Tebowing in the halls (see photo), which they were apparently doing pretty much nonstop for three straight days.

Photo and video here.

Brothers Tyler and Connor Carroll, and their friends Jordan Fulcoly and Wayne Drexel were all given one day of in-school suspension Wednesday after three days of getting on one knee and bringing their fists to their forehead like Mr. Tebow’s signature move.

“We’ve been doing it all week,” said Tyler Carroll of Calverton. “We started on Monday. We saw Tebow doing it and thought it would be funny. More people saw and started to join in. It was really catching fire.”

The school is saying they have no problem with the Tebowing, per se, except that it caused a “dangerous situation” in the hallways, blocking students from getting to class. I suspect a much deeper, philosophical conspiracy, but then I always do. Please ignore my rantings.

Carroll says the suspension was a bit unfair, and despite the school’s claim to the contrary, he and his friends were never told to stop.

“The administration told us that our Tebowing was blocking the halls and could potentially cause a riot, because they were growing in number and if the wrong kid gets pushed a brawl could ensue,” Carroll told Prep Rally. “We had no idea that we could get suspended for such a thing. It was a joke between a group of friends that took a life of its own. We figured at the most we would just be told to stop.”

Video: Riverhead students suspended for Tebow impersonation [Riverhead News Review]
New York Teens suspended for Tebowing in school hallway [Prep Rally]
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  1. trbowman - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:40 AM > Tebowing

  2. skids003 - Dec 16, 2011 at 7:26 AM

    When I saw the headline, I thought, “Here we go again, some dumb school administrators….”. But after reading the article, these morons are doing it because they thought it would be “funny.” Suspend them, I agree.

    • saudishot - Dec 16, 2011 at 8:52 AM

      Don’t you think they should have been given detention or, I don’t know, told to knock it off first? A riot because of Tebowing? C’mon, man.

    • florida727 - Dec 16, 2011 at 8:59 AM

      I agree with “skids”. Mocking Tebow? Really? Get a life. Anyone that questions the decaying of America’s youth need only to read this story to get a glimpse into the “future of America”. Yeah, these kids will grow up to be leaders of industry.

      • hatrhurter - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:07 PM

        saudi shot, in school suspension is basically detention.

  3. wakiash - Dec 16, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Learning much in school these days?

  4. denverdude7 - Dec 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Tebow > Riverhead High School

  5. madskiguy43 - Dec 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Why is it O.K. for Tebow to pray in the end zone but not for kids to imitate him?

  6. cowboycjn - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Just as you said they are NOT praying – they are imitating him. Just a prank in this position thinking it is funny. Same as the 15 Air Force soldiers with their funny prank of a play-like dead person in a coffin picture. Some things are NOT funny, just dumb A$$ pranks by people that can’t think beyond common sense. But then again our youth in todays world are not taught right from wrong and respecting others nor do they use common sense.

    • hatrhurter - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:08 PM

      sounds exactly like what my grandmother said about my genereation when we were this age.

  7. chochabalua - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Jerry Sandusky was seen stomping away muttering “Tebowing” I thought they said Teabagging!

  8. beadarg - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    I have one thing to say about Tebow.
    Tebow is gay…still in the closet though.
    and by the way…not that there is anything wrong with it.

    • rawstriper - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:30 PM

      You’re a friggin’ moron, bead, but since you brought it up . . . please enlighten us as to how you, and only you, were graced with this monumental epiphany, while the rest of us just assumed he was a good football player and good person?

      Let me guess, is it because he’s a christian whose life mirrors his words, and a$$holes like you just assume that anyone who doesn’t drink, whore around, or use foul language must be a sissy (gay)?

      Go back to your miserable, pathetic life and leave good, solid people like Tim Tebow the phuck alone. If we had more of him and less of you, it would be a different world that we live in. And by different, I mean better.

  9. nwgunslinger - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    And what, pray tell, is “in-school” suspension?

    • hatrhurter - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM

      basically detention. you are in a seperate classroom with all the other kids who got in trouble and you study. the punishment is supposed to be that you don’t get to socialize with your friends cause you don’t see them in class or the hallways.

      • Land Snark - Dec 16, 2011 at 3:25 PM

        In School Suspension is during school time while detention is before or after school.

        Big difference.

    • Rick Chandler - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:11 PM

      In my case, sweeping the parking lot.

  10. dbeehner - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Next time the kids should try laying rugs in the hallway and start bowwing to the east five times a day. Bet that would go over much better.

  11. warrenlevine - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Just be glad they weren’t Lance Rentzeling.

  12. stakex - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    They were NOT suspended. They recieved an IN-SCHOOL suspension, which is not the same as being suspended. They still go to school on that day, they just have to spend the entire day in detention doing school work. When your suspended your banned from the school for how ever long the suspension is. Get your facts right.

    Anyway, I agree with the school on this one. Its not like these kids did it during a game or something… they were causing a scene in the halls between classes, and doing it for days none the less. It has nothing to do with what they were doing, but how and why they were doing it. Grow up kids.

    • Rick Chandler - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM

      Thanks for checking in, Mrs. Ballbricker.

  13. ineversaidcallmebigdaddy - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Are we all forgetting? “Tebowing” is only that when in athletic competition. As much as I might hate the act, I especially hate when kids don’t know where and when they could actually execute a “Tebow”. Thanks to Rich C. for dropping a pic of Buella Ballbricker. Classic.