From CSJ Staff Reports
It was quite an eventful day for Tim Tebow during his debut in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. He didn’t have a particularly memorable game at the plate (going 0-3 with three grounders) or in the field (running into the wall while trying to chase down a deep fly ball).
But while signing autographs afterwards, Tebow faced an unusual situation as a fan suffered a seizure at the base of the stands nearby. As numerous news outlets reported, Tebow comforted the man while waiting for the paramedics to arrive, and also prayed for him, which according to reporter Kari Van Horn, resulted in the victim breathing normally again.
Tebow continued to talk to the man and, as reported by USA Today, had a good laugh when he found out the stranger was a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs (the bitter rival of Tebow’s Florida Gators). As the man left with the emergency medical technicians, the remaining fans cheered and thanked the former Heisman Trophy winner for his classy actions.
Tebow will continue his attempt to play professional baseball throughout the month of October before taking the rest of the year to focus on his job as a college football analyst with ESPN’s SEC Network. He will most likely then be invited to the New York Mets spring training in March where he hopes to be assigned to one of the team’s minor league clubs.
(Photo: Christian Byrnes via Twitter)