Aug 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) joins other players from his team and the New York Giants for a prayer on the field after the game Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Giants 28-20. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow reportedly turns down one million dollars to play in Russia

Remember when we heard Tim Tebow was offered $1 million to play two games in Russia? Yeah, well Tim Tebow-ed about it before declining. Here’s what the Russia team owner had to say:

Moscow Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaltsman, who made the offer for Tebow to play in just two games, confirmed in an email that the polarizing quarterback respectfully denied the pitch.

“Unfortunately agents of Tim Tebow turn down our proposal,” Zaltsman said in e-mailed comments. “I hope that its Tebow’s agents’ fault that the contract wasn’t signed and Tim couldn’t do anything about it. If it was his decision – it’s very upsetting. And in this case we don’t want him in our team anyway. We are looking for the people who pursue their dreams, not the ones who talk about it.”

Hint of bitterness there? The classic “We didn’t want him anyway”. But, I see what he’s saying. If you’re willing to play the game, you’ll play anywhere instead of talking about the fact you want to play. But, maybe Tebow’s dream is to only play in the NFL. It’s said that Tebow’s agents strongly discouraged him from accepting the offer.

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