- Just a few days after the California Senate unanimously passed a bill that would allow student-athletes to make money from endorsements, former NFL player and current MLB minor league player Tim Tebow has spoken out against it.
- In an interview with ESPN’s “First Take“, Tebow said that he would not have wanted to make money off of endorsements while he was in college.
- Tebow said that by making money, student-athletes were “changing what’s special about college football,” and are making it more about themselves.
- Tebow’s comments come one week after NBA stars LeBron James and Draymond Green both expressed their support for the bill.
- Many criticized Tebow for not being realistic about the financial challenges facing student athletes.
Days after the California state senate unanimously passed legislation that would allow student-athletes to make money, one of the NFL’s most polarizing personalities spoke out against it. Tim Tebow, the former University of Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, who went on to play with the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” to voice his displeasure with college players getting paid, arguing that doing so takes away from the team element of the sport.
“I know we live in a selfish culture where it’s all about us, but we’re just adding and piling on to that,” Tebow said on “First Take.” “We’re changing what’s special about college football. We’re turning it into the NFL.”
Tebow went on to say that he believed he had the