Sep 5, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT
Tim Tebow said thanks, but no thanks, to USA Rugby.
The out-of-work NFL quarterback was offered to switch sports, according to Peter King on NBC.
It was a good idea because it wouldn’t be much of a stretch for Tebow to play rugby. He’s a tough, bruising player who also batted cleanup as an outfielder and started in the frontcourt for the basketball team at (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) Nease High School.
USA Rugby’s star is a former Division II college football player, Carlin Isles. America’s most famous rugby player is probably Maurice Clarett, the former embattled Ohio State running back who helped lead the Buckeyes to the 2002 national title.
Rugby sevens will debut at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, when Tebow will turn 29 years old. Just something to think about.
USA Rugby’s CEO tweeted this last week:
Then, Melville retweeted this:
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