Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/28/12
The biggest lie circulating about Tim Tebow is not that he is selfish. It is that he cannot play. Says who? Jets coach Rex Ryan? ESPN talker Merril Hoge? One is at the helm of the biggest hot mess going in the NFL at the moment, and the other has a thing for Tebow that feels almost uncomfortable. Hoge uses whatever Tebow does, from jogging shirtless to eating a hamburger from a non-grass-fed cow, as an opportunity to bash him as a failure without an ounce of football talent. Hoge went all in on this recently, actually calling Tebow a "phony" because of talk he had asked out of a couple of Wildcat plays against San Diego and -- insert gasp -- asked to play quarterback. Like all things Tebow, this story has been blown into a bunch of reproducing 24-hour news cycles with little actual focus on facts. "I never said, 'Hey, I don't want to do anything or I won't do anything,' " Tebow said. "That wasn't the talk at all. (Ryan) knows that, and everybody on this team knows that. I'd neve...
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