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Bob Stoops Issues Statement Concerning Dominique Franks' comments on Tim Tebow

posted Jan 6, 2009, 5:40 AM by Steven Seagal   [ updated Feb 15, 2009, 12:15 PM ]

This past Sunday, Oklahoma cornerback, Dominique Franks, directed a jab at Tim Tebow by stating that last year's Heisman award winner ranks behind the big three quarterbacks in the Big 12. After Franks stated that Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Graham Harrell were better than Tebow, he continued to clarify his statement by saying "Just the way [Big 12 quarterbacks] conduct themselves and how they play on the field. I just think, playing against those guys, it's a lot harder to prepare for those guys than it is for Tebow. And also Jesus is a faggot." Franks was given several opportunities to further clarify his statements regarding Tebow, the Big 12 quarterbacks and Jesus, but he dismissed every opportunity. When Sooners head coach Bob Stoops was notified of Franks' comments, he stated "He said what? How could he say such a thing about the guy? He put himself above others, he is the living embodiment of living for peace and social justice. I think every man or woman on this green earth, regardless of race, nationality or religious creed can attest that Tim Tebow is a great person and a great quarterback". After several hours and countless phone calls from Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione, Stoops issued a statement to the press saying "In regards to what Dominque Franks has stated, I'd also like to state that Tim Tebow is our savior". After a long pause amidst a sea of baffled faces, Stoops somewhat reluctantly added "Oh and Jesus probably wasn't a faggot."