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Lolo Jones spills the beans: says Tim Tebow has a secret girlfriend

May 29, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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Our story begins with NY Jets center Nick Mangold saying via Twitter that Lolo Jones and Tim Tebow are a match made in heaven. You know, the virgin thing and all. But things got interesting when Jones actually tweeted him back, saying that she was flattered, but that Tebow already has a girlfriend. Wait, what?

Evidently Tebow has a secret tomato, according to Jones. Why would she know? I guess it’s some sort of virgin club, and they share info. The full Twitter transcript here:


We’ll keep you posted as well!

My favorite tweet in this entire thing, though, is this one:

Chase Stuart ‏@fbgchase
As entertaining as this is, I would prefer @nickmangold to play matchmaker with Mark Sanchez and the Lombardi Trophy.


Of course, this whole secret girlfriend thing may just be a way for Tebow to stop the taunting.

Lolo Jones says Tim Tebow has a secret girlfriend [Business Insider]

  1. opshuns - May 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Mr. Chandler, I find you quite offensive with this virgin hunt. I am truly surprised that NBC has stooped to the level of the National Inquire. Maybe your wife could come on here lets us know if she is a virgin? Actually it is no one’s business.

    • torrigjp - May 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

      oh relax virgin

      • opshuns - May 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

        Okay studly, how does this have anything to do with sports. Like I posted. It is none of our business. Next we will get out the millimeter tape measuring cucumbers.

      • fantasyhockeyguru - May 30, 2012 at 8:32 AM

        Hey @opshuns,
        You realize this is posted in Off The Bench, a topic that does not need to “relate to sports”. However, even if this is your argument, they are both athletes, as is Nick Mangold, holding conversations in a public forum (Twitter). So how does none of this relate to sports, when there are athletes involved? And it is very much public business when people come out publicly and speak about it, such as Lolo did in her interview and so on and so forth. If this offends you so much, why even read it, knowing full well what the article was going to be about?

    • hwatt - May 29, 2012 at 9:47 PM

      Hey Rick, thanks for the Virgin Diaries. No seriously, I think it’s good that people with this high level of discipline and morals get some exposure. I don’t see it as a witch hunt, but it’s so rare these days it might as well be news.

  2. deathmonkey41 - May 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Does this secret girlfriend have a penis? Come on people, the dude is gay!!!

    • florida727 - May 30, 2012 at 7:42 AM

      I’d love to see you actually say that to his face. Idiot.

      • thetruth1313 - May 30, 2012 at 4:02 PM

        He’s with the Jets now, so he will be hearing it from thousands everytime they are on the road…Come to think of it, Jets fan will be saying that as well- just a matter of time when he replaces Sanchez and then he goes on to complete 7 passes in 25 attempts.

  3. florida727 - May 30, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    C’mon, Rick. A little journalistic integrity please. The headline reads that Lolo SAYS that Tim has a girlfriend, but then the tweet states pretty clearly that she HEARD THAT Tebow has a girlfriend. Big difference between an alluded to fact v. a rumor she can’t even confirm with certainty. Personally, I think he should call her. Think of the anomaly… TWO people that actually have morals getting together. An American first!

    • fantasyhockeyguru - May 30, 2012 at 8:33 AM

      If Lolo SAYS that she HEARD he has a secret girlfriend, then she is in fact SAYING it, isn’t she?

      • koufaxmitzvah - May 30, 2012 at 11:08 AM

        I think the goal here is to get everything about an article written in the headline so that everyone can save the 3-5 minutes it takes to read and digest the information before heading straight to the comments section and saying something snarky.

        Efficiency is the key to American success.

    • skids003 - May 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      Journalistic integrity and MSNBC do not mix. If Tebow has a girlfriend, he probably keeps it secret because he doesn’t want the media chasing her around.

  4. winkeroni - May 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Rick, I hate to tell you how to do your job, but this was a golden opportunity to tie in Nick Mangold’s sister’s Olympic dream. She’s a weight lifter and in fact weighs quite a bit more than Nick; however, Nick claims to be stronger.