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Debunking the rumor that Tim Tebow refused to do Rosie O’Donnell’s radio show because she’s gay

Feb 3, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

SiriusXM Broadcasts Live From Radio Row During Super Bowl XLVI Week In Indianapolis Getty Images

You may have heard the rumor that’s been circulating on Twitter today that Tim Tebow — who is making the rounds on radio row at the Super Bowl — refused to do Rosie O’Donnell’s Sirius XM show because she’s gay. It appears to have been started by WFAN’s Mike Francesca, and was featured most prominently in this tweet from Jimmy Traina of S.I.’s Hot Clicks:

@JimmyTraina
According to Mike Francesa, Tim Tebow refused to do an interview with Rosie O’Donnell on Sirius because she’s gay.

But then …

@JimmyTraina
(1/2) Francesa said Tebow didn’t do Rosie’s show because of her ‘lifestyle’. I put on Sirius & she talked to Tebow for about 30 seconds.

@JimmyTraina
(2/2) So it sounds like Francesa was wrong, which isn’t shocking. Also, why is Rosie O’Donnell on radio row.

I have no answers for that last one. But here’s photographic proof (main photo, above)  that Tebow has no such qualms about appearing with Rosie. That’s Tebow on the right, as both visit Chris “Mad Dog” Russo’s Sirius XM radio show.

So I don’t know where Francesca got that, but it appears to be totally false. And it’s just another example of how Tebow again manages to rise above controversy others are trying hard to manufacture. Or, as an Off the Bench commenter said earlier this morning:

Tebow continues to take it all in stride. … winning

  1. TalkSuperstation - Feb 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I’ve got a photo with a better shot of Tim Tebow and Rosie O’Donnell from Friday… Although it’s ironic that the photo you and many others have was tweeted by Mad Dog Russo, who was only Mike Francesa’s partner for twenty years… And for the record, Francesa is a habitual liar.
    http://sportsrantz.com/media/2012/02/03/mike-francesa-tim-tebow-rosie-odonnell/

  2. skids003 - Feb 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Most people won’t interview with her cause she’s a b****, not because of her lifestyle.