'Tim Tebow law' for students signed in South Carolina

  • By Mike Schwartz NFL.com
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Tim Tebow is having a rough preseason with the New York Jets, but the quarterback's name still is sterling in the eyes of state legislators.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed the Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act, also known as the "Tim Tebow law," on Monday in Lexington, S.C., according to WHNS-TV in Greenville. The law allows home-schooled students to participate in public schools' extracurricular activities.

Tebow was home-schooled but starred at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla. thanks to a 1996 state law that allows home-schooled students to take advantage of the public high school's athletic programs. He transferred into the school after playing linebacker for one year at Jacksonville's Trinity Christian Academy.

South Carolina joins 29 other states with similar legislation in place.

The law obviously is bigger than Tebow, but it's not a bad start for someone who hasn't ruled out a post-football political career.