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Friday May 10, 2013 Goodell on Tebow: 'I sure hope he's part of the NFL going forward'

Updated: 12:31pm, May 10

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Tim Tebow's Broncos and Jets jerseys a hot seller during his time in the NFL (The Denver Post).

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – There is so much inanity on the Internet when it comes to former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow that it can be difficult to decide which links are worth clicking, and which ones are best left untouched.

With that in mind, I did check out a link from NFL.com that promoted a Q&A with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and mentioned Tebow.

Goodell was in Southern California on Thursday to attend an event at the NFL Media offices in Culver City.

Goodell discussed the NFL’s continued focus on diversity in hiring, the crown-of-the-helmet rule, the situation with the Miami Dolphins’ stadium, and homosexuality in the league.

For the complete Q&A with Goodell, click this link.

OK, now let’s get to the topic most Gators fans are interested in.

With all the attention Tebow gets, is it good to have him in the NFL?

“Well, he's a great young man. And I try to stay out of the decisions about who should be playing in the NFL and on what team,’’ Goodell said. “But as a young man, he's just a super young guy, and I sure hope he's part of the NFL going forward.

“He's just a terrific young man and represents all of the values that I think all of our players do. I'm very proud of our players. I think, as a group, they're extraordinary young men, and I love to see the things they're doing in the community. They're obviously great athletes on the field, but these are great young men, and Tim's a good example of that.”

So, there is what Goodell had to say. Whether it impacts a team’s willingness to sign Tebow remains to be seen.

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