Tebow won’t be under center for The Donald

Tim Tebow praying during his brief career with the Denver Broncos. Ed Clemente Photography.

Tim Tebow praying during his brief career with the Denver Broncos. Ed Clemente Photography.

The deathless Deflategate is back as the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided not to rehear Tom Brady’s case, having already ruled against him.

Which means Tommy’ll have to stalk Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the rest of the Supremes or face the music of the four-game suspension for his alleged role in deflating footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship. And don’t think he won’t take this all the way to the Supreme Court. Guy’s got an ego the size of Texas.

In other Brady buzz, he won’t be a speaker at the Republican Convention for his good – and equally modest – friend Donald Trump. The lineup for the convention – which begins Monday in Cleveland – is hardly stellar, but one name stood out, Tim Tebow’s. Why would the virginal, chivalrous Tebow – who walks the talk with his foundation and work in his native Philippines – associate himself with a thrice-married ring-a-ding player who spews filth and hate? Even taking into consideration Jesus walking among sinners and Tebow positioning himself for a future political career, it didn’t wash.

And, as it turns out, it was all a rumor.

"Just got back from the Philippines, and I wake up this morning to find out that I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention,” Tebow posted on Instagram. “It's amazing how fast rumors fly and that's exactly what it is – a rumor.

"My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible, and if one day that's a political route, then that's what I'll do. But right now I really believe that's through my foundation and our amazing partners and fighting for kids that can't fight for themselves.

"But I love our country and I would do anything for America. And one of the things that I love most is it's one nation under God. And do you know what that means? It means that you matter, that God has a plan for your life and that every single person is significant. We all mater. So, let's come together on that; let's unite on that. Let's forget about our quarrels and our differences and let's come together on one nation under God – that you matter, that he loves you and has a plan for your life. God bless you, and God bless America."

Agree or disagree, love his talent or find him overrated, this is the Tim Tebow many of us have come to respect.

In this divisive season, his words are worth considering.