The rumor started on Wednesday night: Tim Tebow was going to be one of the speakers at the Republican National Convention.
To many people, it came as a surprise that the former quarterback – who usually eschews politics – was going to publicly endorse a political candidate.
As it turns out, the news came as a surprise to Tebow, as well. He woke up on Thursday morning to see his name plastered all over the news.
Tebow, 28, had returned from a missions trip to the Philippines on Monday night. He was still getting acclimated to his new time zone when the rumor started.
To refute the rumor, Tebow posted a video on his social media.
“I wake up this morning to find out I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention,” a bemused Tebow says. “It’s amazing how fast rumors fly. And that’s exactly what this is: a rumor.”
“My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible,” he continues. “If one day, it’s the political realm, that’s what I’ll do. But right now, I really believe that it’s through my Foundation and our amazing partners and fighting for kids who can’t fight for themselves.”
“I love our country,” Tebow continues. “I’ll do anything for America. One of the things I love most is that it’s one nation under God.”
“Let’s forget about our quarrels and our differences, and let’s come together,” he concludes. “God bless you, and God bless America.”