The New York Jets are on a bye this week, which means that the team’s players have a chance to head home, hit the clubs and maybe get arrested. Or, in the case of backup quarterback and devout Christian, Tim Tebow, they have a chance to finally get in a little bowling.
Tebow is back home in Jacksonville, Florida this week and he was recently spotted bowling with the woman who TMZ says is his new girlfriend, actress Camilla Belle.
The two reportedly “bowled and partied” at Latitude 30 in Jacksonville last night. Wait–when you’re Tim Tebow, aren’t bowling and partying the same thing? If chips and soda were present, you know that things got wild.
TMZ says that the couple were seen holding hands and touching all night. Uh, yeah, that’s sort of what couples do–although it actually might be a big step for Timmy to take.
Tebow and Belle haven’t commented on the story, but Belle seemed to confirm that she was at the bowling alley last night when she posted this tweet:
Arcade anyone? instagr.am/p/RbcDudu_Sq/
— Camilla Belle (@CamillaBelle) October 31, 2012
As sports blog BustedCoverage points out, the guy who broke the whole story just happens to be employed as a publicist. And he just happened to be present at the bowling alley that night. And there just happened to be a professional photographer there, too.
Clearly, the Tebow people want this story to get out. Why they want this is anyone’s guess, but it’s becoming apparent to NFL fans that Tebow’s on-field performance (or lack thereof) in 2012 isn’t going to create the kind of headlines it did in 2011. If he’s going to remain an A-list name, he’s going to have to generate some buzz off the field.
Still, is a story about a grown man who’s a virgin going bowling with his new girlfriend really that buzz-worthy? Perhaps it is when you consider that Belle used to date Disney star Joe Jonas. Jonas, like Tebow, was said to be a virgin at the time. Is Belle on the prowl for virgin guys?
If you were Tebow, would you care? Before you decide, take a moment to reflect on the fact that Belle looks like this: