New York Jets owner Woody Johnson appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Wednesday morning to discuss football, politics, and the status of football star Tim Tebow’s virginity.
It started out innocently enough when co-host Becky Quick asked Johnson whether Tebow would be with the Jets next year.
“Absolutely. Yeah, he’ll be with us for three years and I think he’s going to … be a real valuable asset in terms of helping us win games,” said Johnson.
So far, so good.
“Do you know — is he still a virgin? Woody? Do you know?” Kernen asked.
“I don’t really want to go into that,” a nervous Johnson laughed.
“It’s just that, you know, inquiring minds want to know,” Kernen continued, “We ask the tough questions here on ‘Squawk Box.'”
“No, No. I don’t know,” Johnson deadpanned, “I know a couple of the ladies here in your makeup room really like him. I know that.”
“Becky, are you embarrassed?” one host asked Quick.
“I’m turning the same color as my dress,” she responded, much to the panel’s amusement.
Kernen tried to change the subject (to Johnson’s tie, no less), but the damage had already been done: everyone was uncomfortable.
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