Just when we thought we knew all we could about former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, we were hit with some information about his playing days at Florida that left us shaking our heads while simultaneously unsurprised.
In the upcoming Netflix special "Untold: Swamp Kings," a docu-series centered around the Gators during Tebow's playing days in the 2000s, we get a glimpse into Urban Meyers' coaching style and how Tebow's teammates treated him, specifically how they called into question that fact that he said he was a virgin.
In the docu-series, we catch up with Brandon Spikes, a former linebacker and second-round NFL Draft pick who said he wanted to see if Tebow was "serious" about saving himself for marriage.
"I just wanted to see if he was real," Spikes, who won two national championships with Tebow, said. "So I would like, you know, maybe have a picture, a nude picture on my phone or something and show it to him just to see how he would react.
"He was like, 'Come on man! Like, you really get a man uncomfortable!'" Spikes said, "And I was like, 'Oh, he's serious.'"
We also see Ryan Stamper, another linebacker, who said he fielded questions about Tebow's legitimacy on the subject.
"I was answering questions constantly about Tebow: 'Hey, like Is he really a virgin?' or 'Is he really that perfect?' or 'Does he really just eat and sleep football?'" Stamper said. "I was like 'Yeah, that's who he is.'"
This all came about because before the 2009 season, Tebow confessed he was a virgin. During SEC media days, a reporter asked him if he was saving himself for marriage, to which Tebow said he was.
"He would either have his Bible or his playbook out," Spikes said. "He wasn't partying with us ... I would throw parties [and he would never come]."
"I was dealing with something almost every week," Meyer added. "Alcohol everywhere, pretty girls everywhere. And here we are."
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