Tim Tebow was one name mentioned to be speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland from July 18 to 21. The only problem is that the former NFL player was unaware he was in the lineup.
It turns out that Tebow was surprised himself, meaning the earlier report by the New York Times was false. Word of the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner’s appearance was made known earlier this week, allegedly something that would help bring a different kind of Republican National Convention.
Tebow’s appearance came from two people familiar with the convention planning. Donald Trump is assembling a unique collection of speakers. Among the popular names include his supermodel wife ‘Melania’ and golfer Natalie Gulbis.
Tebow never committed to anything
Tim Tebow did not deny he continues to preach about making a difference. The said convention is something different, aside form the fact that he never committed in the first place.
According to a report from Sporting News, Tebow recently returned from the Philippines and denied any involvement of speaking at Cleveland. Tebow adds that speaking in the political realm may happen but not now. For now he prefers to limit his focus on his foundation and fight for kids who cannot fight for themselves.
The camp of Trump did not respond to questions follow Tebow’s denial. The presumptive presidential nominee plans to hold a convention program featuring at least 20 current and former officials. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz headline the list per Fox News.
Moreover, other speakers include Trump’s children, actor Antonio Sabato Jr., PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and UFC president Dana White.