White House Removes Jaguars Fans’ Petition For Tebow Signing
May 7, 2013 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (UPI) — The White House has pulled an online petition filed by Jacksonville Jaguars fans who wanted President Obama’s help in getting the team to sign Tim Tebow.
A notice on the website Monday stated the petition was yanked “because it is in violation of our terms of participation.” The website’s require that petitions “address a problem, support or oppose a proposal, or otherwise change or continue federal government policy or actions.”
The Jacksonville fans’ “We the People” petition asked Obama to call Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and demand he sign the quarterback to the team, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported.
“Jacksonville Jaguars fans want the team to sign recently released QB Tim Tebow,” the petition reads. “However, rookie general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars David Caldwell is blocking this from happening. If the Jaguars sign & START Tebow, home games will be sold out, sales will spike, the team will win and the fans will be happy. Mr. Caldwell is ignoring lots of facts about the misunderstood Tim Tebow while in Denver: Passer rating of 125.6 is highest ever in Broncos postseason history. Most yards per completion [31.6] in NFL playoff history.100.5 QB rating is best ever for a Broncos QB in his first start. Third most passing yards in a game by a Bronco rookie QB. [308, in his 2nd start], First 15+ point comeback in the final 3 minutes of an NFL game since the merger, 7 game winning drives in just 16 games!”