Pat Robertson stirred controversy this week after he said an injury for the Denver Broncos’ newly-acquired Peyton Manning would serve the team right after they treated their former star quarterback Tim Tebow “shabbily.”
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“I think the Denver Broncos treated him shabbily. He won seven games, he brought them into the playoffs, for heaven sakes,” Robertson said Thursday on “The 700 Club” the day after Tebow’s trade to the New York Jets was confirmed. “I mean, they were a nothing team. He rallied them together with spectacular last-minute passes and, you know, when they beat Buffalo — I mean, Pittsburgh, excuse me — it was a tremendous victory.”
He continued, “And you just ask yourself, OK, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right.”
Following Robertson’s comments, a spokesman for the Christian Broadcasting Network put out a statement saying Robertson was “in no way advocating an injury to Peyton Manning, who he regards as a ‘tremendous MVP quarterback.'”
“Dr. Robertson was making a point that discarding Tim Tebow and bringing in a quarterback who was out almost an entire season with a serious injury, and considering the unknown long-term effects of this injury, could be a huge mistake for the Broncos should Manning become injured again,” the spokesman said.
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