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Jets receiver happy to relinquish No. 15 to Tebow: says it’s cursed

Mar 30, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

Scotty McKnight AP

When Scotty McKnight was asked to surrender his No. 15 to the Jets’ newly-acquired Tim Tebow, he was only happy to oblige. According to McKnight, that number is haunted. TMZ:

Scotty doesn’t have fond memories of wearing the jersey — getting minimal playing time during last year’s preseason, and eventually getting bumped to the Jets practice squad where he tore his ACL.

Now, sources close to Scotty tell us, the WR is pumped to start fresh with a new number — and sees Tebow taking the jersey as a blessing … relieving him of his bad luck

The New York Times did some checking, and among the players who’ve worn No. 15 for the Jets were four other quarterbacks (Pabe Pirilli, Dick Jamieson, Bob Davis and Kyle Mackey); a punter (Chuck Ramsey); two receivers (Wallace Wright and Phillip Riley); and a defensive back (Don Flynn). None were superstars, but you wouldn’t call their careers cursed. Except maybe Pirilli, who was Joe Namath’s backup, and therefore got little playing time.

But there’s another reason I’m calling BS on McKnight’s claims that he’s cursed. The entire time he wore No. 15 for the Jets, this has been his girlfriend:

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  1. BratLee - Mar 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Oh, if I would be so cursed!