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Tebow tried to keep Hernandez from bar fight
nbc sports ^ | 7-3-13 | "staff report"

Posted on 07/02/2013 4:01:55 PM PDT by FlJoePa

We got word yesterday that Tim Tebow had tried to encourage Aaron Hernandez to lead "a good life" while the two were teammates at the University of Florida, but we had no details as to how Tebow tried to keep Hernandez out of trouble.

Well, until now.

According to Gainesville, Fla. police records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Tebow tried to stop Hernandez from getting into a violent bar fight in 2007.

Hernandez was a 17-year-old freshman tight end at the time when he punched a bouncer in the head and caused him a broken eardrum. When a police officer couldn't locate Hernandez at the scene around 1 a.m., he interviewed Tebow.

The police report says a waitress at The Swamp brought Hernandez two drinks, which he refused to pay for. That's when the altercation began.

After yelling at Hernandez, the bouncer turned to walk away, and Hernandez punched him in the side of the head.

"Tebow stated that he witnessed the dispute," the officer wrote. " . . . Tebow stated that he went over to try to help resolve the conflict."

Tebow told police that he urged Hernandez to leave without incident. He also "tried to make arrangements to pay the bill," the Sentinel wrote.

A couple hours later, a different officer found Hernandez and spoke to him as well as Tebow. At that time, Hernandez didn't seem drunk and was "very polite and professional," the officer wrote.

Officers made it known the following day that they would not be pursuing charges for a minor being served alcohol at The Swamp, but "it would be noted in the report so the coaches could handle it internally."

The Sentinel wrote that Gainesville Poilce recommended Hernandez be charged with a felony, but it's not clear how the case was resolved "because all of Hernandez's other juvenile records are sealed."


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: football; gators; tebow
What was Freshman Tim Tebow doing in a bar? Why isn't someone charged for breaking someone's ear drum?

Urban, Urban, Urban....

1 posted on 07/02/2013 4:01:55 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Its an interesting article, shows a lot about Tebows charater, and how much of an opposite to Hernandez.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 4:09:31 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: FlJoePa

The Swamp is an 18+ club.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: castlegreyskull

That is a 21 and over bar - for everyone. Period. Neither of them should have been there.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 4:16:16 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Well, I was just told it was 21 EE...If you say so, I’ll take your word for it.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 4:17:15 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: EEGator

Not sure how Hernandez got in. (of course they let football players break the rules)


6 posted on 07/02/2013 4:17:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: FlJoePa

You are wrong. 18+


7 posted on 07/02/2013 4:18:24 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: FlJoePa

I just called them.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 4:19:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: FlJoePa

Thanks for posting this in chat. Where it belongs.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 4:19:37 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: FlJoePa

The news about Aaron Hernandez just keeps getting worse and worse and now we find out that Aaron Hernandez hung out at a bar and may have even been drinking alcohol.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 4:19:45 PM PDT by Wellington VII
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To: FlJoePa
It didn't say Tebow was the Freshman

Hernandez was a 17-year-old freshman tight end at the time

In 2007 Tebow would have been 20.

11 posted on 07/02/2013 4:20:51 PM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: EEGator; FlJoePa

The real JoePa preferred the under 18.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 4:30:04 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Couldn’t get in, huh? Loser.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 4:33:17 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Tebow is lucky he didn’t get shot. Hernandez is pond scum.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 4:35:09 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Wellington VII

Soon, we may find that he used a bad word...


15 posted on 07/02/2013 5:19:06 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: FlJoePa

If Penn State was the best school you could get into, then I’m defintely not the loser in this situation.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 5:58:43 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Since you just implied that Paterno was into underage boys, you clearly are the loser.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 6:03:59 PM PDT by Teacher317 (The public is being manipulated to fleece the taxpayer. That is the real industry in Washington.)
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To: wideawake

You’re a loser because you ascribe low rent pedo jokes to a man who no more deserves them than you or I do. That makes you a loser, my friend. An immature loser.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 6:05:21 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa
"You or I do"?

I highly doubt that you had clear evidence of abuse in front of you and thought: "Should I tell the police? Nah. Best to keep it in-house so my boss can keep it quiet."

19 posted on 07/02/2013 6:09:29 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

You know nothing about this case or you wouldn’t make such an ignorant comment. Joe was given second hand information on a sketchy event involving an EX-EMPLOYEE, and put MM in touch with his superior and the head of the PSU Police. He followed State and University procedure to the letter, and the abuse at PSU stopped - basically forever.

You should be barking up the Corbett, PSU B.O.T., DPW, CYS, Second Mile trees, not the ones on McKee St.

Like I said, you just don’t know much about it. You read headlines and believe liars like louis freeh. Not a good combination.


20 posted on 07/02/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: memyselfandi59

Travon was 17!


21 posted on 07/02/2013 6:38:49 PM PDT by satan (The tree of liberty is dying in the drought.)
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To: FlJoePa
I thought I read somewhere else that Hernandez was involved in another bar incident, where he shot out someone’s eye.
22 posted on 07/03/2013 5:26:36 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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