Tim Tebow Says He Won't Speak at Republican National Convention

Tim Tebow - Getty - H 2016
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Tim Tebow - Getty - H 2016

"It's amazing how fast rumors fly. And that's exactly what it is: A rumor."

Tim Tebow will not be speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, despite reports that the former NFL quarterback was slated to appear at the GOP gathering's closing night.

The former Broncos quarterback and host of Fox's Home Free took to Instagram to clarify the swirling rumors on Thursday afternoon.

"What's up, everybody? I just got back from the Philippines and I wake up this morning to find out that I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention. It's amazing how fast rumors fly. And that's exactly what it is: A rumor," Tebow began in the video. 

"My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible. If one day that’s a political realm, then that’s what I’ll do. But right now, I really believe that that’s through my foundation and our amazing partners and fighting for kids that can’t fight for themselves," the founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation continued.

"But I love our country and I’ll do anything for America. One of the things that I love most is that it’s One Nation Under God. You know what that means? It means that you matter, that God has a plan for your life and that every single person is significant. We all matter," the athlete stated, adding "So let’s come together on that; let’s unite on that. Let’s forget about our quarrels and our differences and let's come together on One Nation Under God, that you matter, that he loves you, that he has a plan for your life."

"God bless you and God bless America," he closed the video.

Reports arose early Thursday morning that Tebow, tech billionaire Peter Thiel and UFC president Dana White would be among the A-list names speaking at the convention, which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio's Quicken Loans Stadium July 18 through 21.

Watch the video below.


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