Tebow applauds Meyer's decision to step away

By: AP
By: AP

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Tim
Tebow is applauding Urban Meyer's decision to step down from his
job at the University of Florida to focus on his family.

Tebow, who wasn't in the locker room Wednesday during the
45-minute media access period, later released a statement through
the team praising his college coach, whom he called a father
figure.

Tebow, who won a Heisman Trophy and two national titles with the
Gators, said he respects Meyer's announcement that he's putting his
family ahead of football, adding "We will both be Gators for the
rest of our lives."

Josh McDaniels, the man who stunningly selected Tebow in the
first round of the NFL draft, was fired by the Broncos on Monday.
Meyer's resignation certainly leads to speculation about Meyer
surfacing in Denver to coach Tebow, but neither Meyer nor the
Broncos addressed that notion Wednesday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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