Students suspended for 'Tebowing'

Tebow, who is known for his religious beliefs, kneels down and bows his head in prayer after...

Tebow, who is known for his religious beliefs, kneels down and bows his head in prayer after throwing a touchdown pass. (Harry How/Getty Images/AFP)

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Four students were suspended from a New York high school after emulating Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's touchdown pose.

Tebow, who is known for his religious beliefs, kneels down and bows his head in prayer after throwing a touchdown pass.

The students call it "Tebowing" and officials said it's a hallway hazard, the New York Post reported.

A video posted to YouTube on Thursday shows students kneeling down in the middle of a hallway, blocking other students for about 30 seconds. Some students cheer and yell out Tebow's name, while others tell passing students to move around those kneeling.

A teacher can also be heard telling the students to get up.

Twin brothers Tyler and Connor Carroll, along with Jordan Fulcoly and Wayne Drexel were given one-day suspensions for the stunt.

"It was basically just a tribute to Tim Tebow," 17-year-old Connor told the newspaper. "It was more than a religious thing. There was some of that involved obviously, because he prays. I guess it was basically like a moment of silence."

But Riverhead School District superintendent Nancy Carney said the boys weren't suspended for the religious aspect of their display.

"It is about being sure kids are able to get to class on time and keeping the kids safe and orderly," Carney said. "These students were warned and did it again."


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