Tim Tebow set a number of Florida high school football records in his time at Allen D. Nease High School, where he played despite being home-schooled. In the state of Alabama, home-schooled students were not allowed to play high school sports at public schools. That’s changing if this bill, known as the “Tim Tebow Act,” passes through the Alabama state Senate (via USA Today Sports).
“We are a group of citizens of the great state of Alabama lobbying for our state public education establishment to allow homeschooled students equal access to sports and extracurricular activities. Legislation which would provide this access has been introduced into the Alabama Legislature. This effort began in 2005. Legislation was then submitted in 2006 in the Alabama Senate and House of Representatives.”
The Alabama House of Representatives finally passed the bill and now it moves on to the state senate. It’s a bit surprising that Alabama hasn’t allowed this in the past, but I guess it’s better late than never.