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According to Connor Carroll, a senior at Riverhead (N.Y.) High on the North Fork of Long Island, the Riverhead administration handed out one-day suspensions to four student athletes after a group of Riverhead students decided to spontaneously hold a group Tebowing session in the school.
The Riverhead teens were apparently just trying to tap into that trend, with Carroll saying that the group only intended to throw down one-kneed touchdown salutes, “out of respect for Tebow, and because Tebowing is the new thing to do.” While as many as 40 teens (with some participants representing nearly each athletic program in the school) joined in on the spontaneous in-school Tebowing, only four — Carroll and his brother, Tyler Carroll, both of whom are football and baseball players, as well as Wayne Drexel (also a football player) and Jordan Fulcoly (a soccer player) — were handed one-day suspensions for what can only be described as somewhat specious reasons: Blocking the school’s hallways.
Technically, the school’s administration may have had a point. The Tebowing incident was staged in between classes, with the teens “performing” the celebration in the school hallways. With some 40 members of the student body Tebowing, one could imagine that the halls would be plenty crowded. Still, Carroll insisted that there was plenty of room for anyone to pass by while the athletes were Tebowing, raising plenty of questions about what the teens were really punished for. After all, the last time Prep Rally checked, honoring Tim Tebow wasn’t illegal. In fact, it seems to be incredibly popular.