“NO TEBOWING ZONE” … Two Riverhead High School Students Suspended for Tebow”ing”


Who knew that a high school hallway was a “No Tebowing” zone. Educators really need to get educated.

How on Earth have we got to the point where high school kids get suspended for “Tebowing”? In a world where high school kids are smoking, drinking, sexting, puffing, bullying, hazing, harassing, cursing, assaulting, raping, cheating and doing drugs to name just a few … the brain surgeon administrators at Riverhead High School in Long Island, NY suspended students for “Tebowing” in the hallway.

No running in the halls — and no Tebowing either.

That’s what one Long Island administration said Wednesday when it suspended a group of high school athletes for replicating Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow’s popular pose in the hallway at school.

Jordan Fulcoly, Wayne Drexel and brothers Tyler and Connor Carroll of Riverhead High School were all handed a one-day suspension Wednesday, after three days of taking a knee with their foreheads resting on their fists, the same way Tebow does in the end zone and on the sidelines. The news was first reported by Yahoo! Prep Rally earlier Thursday.

Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney said that two of the students’ suspensions were later rescinded, citing that administrators found that those students were not given the same warnings that the other two were.

Seriously folks, they were “Tebowing” … not smoking in the boys room. They students who were suspended stated it was an over-reaction by the school and that they were honoring Tim Tebow, who they look to as a role model. Tebow is a winner, a leader and a role model who doen’s do steroids and has great faith. Yup, that’s exactly what needs to be punished.

Just curious, If Elly Manning of the NY Giants or Mark Sanchez of the Jets were  going to one knee, would the Long Island high school gone to this extreme? Better yet, if they were Muslim students praying to Mecca, would suspensions have been warranted?

People need to get a grip … in this day and age high school age kids need all the decent, honorable role models they can get. In the words of one of the suspended school students, “I think they screwed up”. AGREED!

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to ““NO TEBOWING ZONE” … Two Riverhead High School Students Suspended for Tebow”ing””

    1. Tamikosmom on December 16th, 2011 12:58 pm

      If FORTY students were “Tebowing” in the hallway I believe the school administration was acting responsibly when students were warned to cease OR there would be consequences.

      However I do agree … to avoid a backlash there would have been a double standard if followers of Islam had participated in similar behavour.


      Talk about a double standard. In Canada … Muslim women are demanding the right to cover their faces at polling stations. All OTHERS must produce photo identification prior to be handed that precious ballot.

      Updated: December 16, 2011, 7:42 AM ET
      High schoolers banned for Tebowing

      The incident saw about 40 students engaging in the popular Tebowing. Only the four students, all athletes, were suspended. Caroll told Prep Rally that the administration told them “that our Tebowing was blocking the halls and could potentially cause a riot, because they were growing in number and if the wrong kid gets pushed a brawl could ensue.”

      Carney said students have three minutes to reach their next class.


    2. A Texas Grandfather on December 16th, 2011 2:22 pm

      This appears that the school administration personnel have too little to do, so they pick on stuff like this.

      Maybe it is time for the parents to take a good hard look at how these people spend their time.

    3. flippy on December 16th, 2011 2:26 pm

      Interesting…I wonder what the school’s position really is? Ah, I read the article and find out.

      They were being insubordinate and causing a disruption. It was about 40 kids and they were blocking the hallways between classes. They were warned multiple times and kept doing it…..

      This is not a victimless show of respect for a football player.

      Saying “at least they weren’t smoking” is a slippery slope argument…like saying “why should we care about graffiti if it looks cool”….until more appears that is slightly less cool and then the bad stuff appears and then nobodies going to care because the neighborhood already looks like hell.

    4. steve holloway on December 16th, 2011 3:59 pm

      They were blocking the hallway. I see no problem with showing there faith and that was great, but needed to be out of the way so people could walk to their next class.

      Put they knew what they were doing was wrong by blocking the hall, which was for attention.

    5. Tamikosmom on December 16th, 2011 7:24 pm

      My now grown kids were educated in Christian schools. I know beyond a doubt that a display of that faith would not have been tolerated in mass in the hallways between classes.

      However … I do believe if the offenders at Riverhead High School were followers of Islam … to avoid an anticipated backlash … the administrators would have appeased … would have provided the students with their own hallway to bow down and reach up to Allah between classes. IMO


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