CLEVELAND — Reports that Tim Tebow will speak at the Republican National Convention next week are only “a rumor,” Tebow said in an Instagram post late Thursday.
The New York Times and a source with Donald Trump‘s campaign said the former University of Florida Heisman Trophy winner would speak. But Tebow wasn’t included on a partial list of speakers released by convention organizers Thursday.
“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 and that’s exactly what it is – a rumor,” Tebow says in the Instagram post.
“My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible. And if one day that’s the political realm, then that’s what I’ll do. But right now I really believe that’s through my foundation and our amazing partners and fighting for kids that can’t fight for themselves.”
Tebow, a devout Christian, said “God has a plan for your life…Every single person is significant. We all matter. So let’s come together on that. Let’s unite on that. Let’s forget about our quarrels and our differences and let’s come together on ‘One nation under God.'”