White House rejects Tim Tebow petition

Petition on 'We The People' website removed on Monday

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A petition on the White House's "We the People" website asking President Barack Obama to ask Jacksonville Jaguars to "stop ignoring the Jaguars fans and sign Tim Tebow," was pulled down on Monday.

Some Tebow fans posted the petition April 30, but it disappeared from the website about middle of the day Monday, replace by notice stating the petition was taken down "because it is in violation of our terms of participation." The website's require that petitions "address a problem, support or oppose a proposal, or otherwise change or continue federal government policy or actions."

Only a few hundred people had signed the petition before it was taken down.

Jaguars' general manager Dave Caldwell has said he "can't imagine a scenario where Tebow would be a Jaguar — even if he is released by the New York Jets."  Tebow was released last week.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan has also said the team has no interest in Tebow.

But fans of the former Nease High School stand out that went on to lead the Florida Gators to two National Championships are not giving up.

"Jacksonville Jaguars fans want the team to sign recently released QB Tim Tebow. However, rookie general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars David Caldwell is blocking this from happening. If the Jaguars sign & START Tebow, home games will be sold out, sales will spike, the team will win and the fans will be happy," reads a portion of the petition.

It adds: "Mr. Caldwell is ignoring lots of facts about the misunderstood Tim Tebow while in Denver: Passer rating of 125.6 is highest ever in Broncos postseason history. Most yards per completion (31.6) in NFL playoff history.100.5 QB rating is best ever for a Broncos QB in his first start. Third most passing yards in a game by a Bronco rookie QB. (308, in his 2nd start), First 15+ point comeback in the final 3 minutes of an NFL game since the merger,7 game winning drives in just 16 games!"

Channel 4 has asked the White House press office why the petition disappeared from the website.  This story will be updated once they give a response.

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