Tim Tebow Won’t Rule Out a Political Career

by InvestorPlace Staff | September 20, 2012 1:05 pm

[1]Tim Tebow for president? That might not be as farfetched an idea as some may think, according to a recent interview with ESPN New York[2].

When asked a question about his popularity in Florida, and whether he would ever consider a run for political office, Tebow had the following to say:

“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do. I haven’t ruled out anything like that. It won’t be anytime soon in my future, but it’ll be something I’ll at least look at and consider one day.”

In the interview, he didn’t mention what political office he might run for[3], or where he might reside when making a run for office. When asked what he might do five years after he retired, politics seemed to be on the back burner.

“Doing something with my foundation, continuing everything we’re doing now and, hopefully, expanding, building more hospitals, making a difference in people’s lives. I want to do that while I’m playing football, and I want to do that after I’m done playing football. I want to do that until the day I die because I don’t look at that as a profession or a career. I look at that as what I want to do with my life. I love doing it. I’m a natural for it.”

— Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPolitics Editor

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  2. recent interview with ESPN New York: http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8392955/new-york-jets-tim-tebow-opens-life-field
  3. political office he might run for: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/09/18/tim-tebow-i-havent-ruled-out-running-for-office-once-through-with-football/

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