September 10, 2012; Oakland CA, USA; Recording artist Gene Simmons before singing the national anthem before the game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

KISS' Gene Simmons praises Tim Tebow, suggests Michael Vick, Aaron Hernandez received better treatment

Famed rocker Gene Simmons of KISS is continuing his efforts to bring Tim Tebow to Los Angeles, where Simmons’ new expansion arena team, the LA KISS, have offered Tebow a job at quarterback.

As of now, Tebow hasn’t responded (though has been in Los Angeles working at USC), but Simmons potentially feels defending the young polarizing Tebow might extend the olive branch.

Simmons spoke to where he not only said Tebow is good for sports, but also suggested he’s taken far more criticism than Michael Vick or Aaron Hernandez.


“He’s got a religious passion, as well he should, we’re in America,” the KISS frontman told earlier this week. ”He’s proud to be a Christian, what’s wrong with that? And yet, with sports media and pop culture media, they make fun of his religion. Really? In America? If he was wearing a burqa, they wouldn’t dare say anything [editor's note: only Muslim women wear burqas]. But if you’re a Christian, you get to be picked on? What the hell? The guy’s got family values. I never saw the media picking on Michael Vick for torturing dogs. Or this other football player, who’s alleged to have killed, committed murder.  That’s ‘cool.’ But a guy who’s religious and has got family values isn’t ‘cool?’ He’s cool to me.”

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