Learning the finer points of how to throw a football and hit a moving target can wait. Celebrity backup quarterback Tim Tebow has other plans for the summer.
The New York Jets' new star, a wildly popular inspirational speaker and role model, is dabbling in mixed martial arts and entertaining the idea of jumping into reality TV.
If it's a slow news day, type "Tebow" into Google search, and chances are good you will find some offbeat stories.
Story No. 1: Tebow has agreed to appear in "The Bachelor," the ABC show on which several attractive females fight for the right to win a rose from their supposed dream guy. The final rose turns into an engagement ring, the couple marry on a beach somewhere, and then months later they split and end up on the cover of People magazine.
The Christian Post reported that Chris Harrison, host of "The Bachelor," talked to Tebow about appearing on the prime-time soap opera to find love.
"I met about him becoming our next Bachelor, I think he'd be a great Bachelor," Harrison said. "He did say yes, but he'd never do it. He has a little job called quarterback in the NFL."
It's not much of a job, as of now. Will Tebow find love before Jets starter Mark Sanchez gets benched? Stay tuned.
Story No. 2: Tebow is taking up MMA training, according to TMZ and USA Today. Rener Gracie, part of a family known for its Brazilian jiujitsu prowess, called Tebow a "natural" in the cage.
Maybe someday he will battle Jon Jones in the UFC 200 main event.
But this is getting confusing. Is Tebow a lover or a fighter? We do know he's not a pocket passer.
■ TWITTER CHATTER - Goofball wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, released in June by the New England Patriots, was busy tweeting during his recent wedding ceremony:
"What if @EvelynLozada is a runaway bride when I get out there and I'm stuck looking good all by myself... did I mention looking good?"
"I'm breathing like a pregnant lady in lamaze class right now."
"I can't believe I just got married."
■ GUILT BY ASSOCIATION - But Twitter can be a cruel mistress, as Gerry Sandusky, the Baltimore Ravens' play-by-play announcer, recently discovered and USA Today reported.
Yes, he was confused with Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach convicted on 45 counts related to child sex abuse. A sample of tweets to the Ravens announcer:
"@GerrySandusky HOW ARE U TWEETING FROM JAIL"
"@GerrySandusky hope you get knifed in prison and raped in your knife wounds you sick bastard #monster."
"The general consensus is people inviting me to an extended stay in hell, or a miserable death or prison rape," Gerry Sandusky told CNN. "I can understand the confusion. I can understand the reactions. You just have to keep a sense of humor with this."
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