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Tim Tebow Will Not Speak at the GOP Convention, Says Previous Reports Were Just 'Rumors


"It's amazing how fast rumors fly."

While the speaker roster for the GOP Convention is sure to include some high profile names, as it turns out, former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow will not be on the stage.

"I just got back from the Philippines, and I wake up this morning to find out that I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention — it's amazing how fast rumors fly," he said in a video posted to Facebook. "And that's exactly what it is, a rumor."

Reports that the former football player would be appearing at the Cleveland convention next week came first from the New York Times. While Tebow says he wants to "make a difference in the biggest way possible," at least for now, that doesn't include political activism.

"If one day that's a political realm, then that's what I'll do," he said. "But right now I really believe that's through my foundation and my amazing partners and fighting for kids who can't fight for themselves."

Tebow went on to say that he "loves" the U.S. and "would do anything" to help the nation, then he turned toward spiritual matters, reminding viewers that the country is "one nation under God."

"You know what that means? It means that you matter, that God has a plan for your life and that every single person is significant," he said. "We all matter."

He called on Americans to "forget about our quarrels and our differences" and "come together" over the fact that we are "one nation under God."

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