Tim Tebow Gets Emotional Talking About His Buddy, The Victim, Urban Meyer, Also Feels Bad For His Wife

Tim Tebow Gets Emotional Talking Urban Meyer Feels Bad For His Wife

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  • Tim Tebow appeared on ESPN’s First Take on Friday and talked about the situation surrounding his former college coach Urban Meyer.
  • Tebow called the viral video of the married Meyer putting his fingers on the rear end of a woman less than half his age “heartbreaking.”
  • More Urban Meyer news here.

Count Tim Tebow among those who still support beleaguered Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer.

On Friday, Tebow appeared on First Take about the controversy surrounding Urban Meyer and said he has spoken to his former college coach and given hims advice with regard to the scandal that has unfolded this week.

Amazingly, or maybe not so amazingly, considering the source, Tebow somehow tried to spin the story into making Meyer the victim.

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“Well, I think first of all this is a very disappointing, frustrating, and honestly heartbreaking situation,” said Tebow. “When I first saw and heard about what happened, my heart was hurting for Miss Shelley, coach’s wife, someone who I love very much, and his daughters, who I’m very close with, who I’ve talked to both of them this week, and also had the chance of talking with coach. It’s a very difficult week.”

“My advice to him was to apologize, to admit it, to learn from it, and to never, never repeat it. Coach shared with me that it was one of the hardest times of his life. He apologized, but he didn’t need to apologize to me. I know this weighs so heavy on his heart and he is hurting. And I do think for some of the guys he will have to earn back their trust and respect. And I think he really wants to do that. This is not something that anybody in his family takes lightly.”

Wait… it gets better…

“He was in the wrong place and he was in the wrong state of mind. He had too much to drink, and that led to bad decisions,” said Tebow. “I think that’s something we can all learn from. We need people there to hold us accountable, to not let us get into tricky positions, to not be in places where temptation where temptation can creep in and we’re in the wrong state of mind.”

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Reactions to what Tebow had to say about Meyer were 100 percent what one would expect with those left gobsmacked by Tebow’s defense of Meyer and the other camp that thinks Urban Meyer still walks on water.

Can both of them just go away now?