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Tebow backs 'Tebowing' HS student

Tim Tebow said he was vaguely familiar with the story of Chuck Shriner, the Ft. Myers, Fla., high-school student temporarily denied his diploma because he "Tebowed" on stage during his graduation ceremony.

Tebow backed Shriner.

"I don't think his diploma should be withheld," he said. "I think it was probably something a lot of people laughed at. I don't know that it was necessarily appropriate, but I definitely think he should be able to graduate. Let him graduate."

Shriner, a student at Bishop Verot High, received the diploma a couple of days after. His mother, a teacher at the school, apparently didn't like the "Tebowing" demonstration on stage, as she urged the school to withhold the diploma. As punishment, Shriner was required to clean the gym, where the ceremony was held.