Tim Tebow is one of the most confounding players in the NFL and Christopher Dorner, the man who is being searched for by police in the murder of a Cal State Fullerton coach, mentioned the quarterback in his personal "manifesto".
According to Gawker.com, Dorner wrote a long, rambling style manifesto that was posted to Facebook and mentions many celebrities and directors, Dorner's thoughts on gun control and religion, as well as a mention of the most polarizing quarterback in the NFL in Tim Tebow.
From the report: "Tebow, I really wanted to see you take charge of an offense again and the game. You are not a good QB by todays standards, but you are a great football player who knows how to lead a team and WIN. You will be "Tebowing" when you reach your next team. I have faith in you. Get out of that circus they call the Jets and away from the reality TV star, Rex Ryan, and Mark Rapist Sanchez."
Dorner referenced how Tebow was able to take charge of the Denver Broncos in 2011, leading the team to a division title and a playoff win against the Steelers, after the quarterback hit wideout Demariyus Thomas on the first play of overtime.
He also mentioned the "Tebowing" trend that took off after Tebow was seen kneeling down and praying on the field. Tebow was in a rough situation with the Jets this season and was used sporadically on offense. He threw only eight passes and completed six for 39 yards and rushed for 102 yards on 32 carries.
Dormer wrote "Mark Rapist Sanchez" in reference to the Jets' starting quarterback and the reports from 2011 that were written about an incident while he was still at USC.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Sanchez was taken into custody as a redshirt freshman with the Trojans after a female student said she was sexually assaulted by the quarterback. Brian Cushing was also led away by police, but he was later released. Sanchez was never charged, but apparently Dorner feels that he is guilty of a crime. As he was an LAPD officer, he could feel a connection to USC, a Los Angeles team.
Dormer wasn't finished with sports as well, as he wrote about the possibility that he is suffering from concussion-related brain damage from playing football. He wrote that he was suffering from severe depression, possibly stemming from playing football in high school when he sustained concussions.
From the report: "If possible, I want my brain preserved for science/research to study the effects of severe depression on an individual's brain. Since 6/26/08 when I was relieved of duty and 1/2/09 when I was terminated I have been afflicted with severe depression. I've had two CT scans during my lifetime that are in my medical record at Kaiser Permanente. Both are from concussions resulting from playing football. The first one was in high school, 10/96. The second was in college and occurred in 10/99. Both were conducted at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in LA/Orange county. These two CT scans should give a good baseline for my brain activity before severe depression began in late 2008."
No matter the story, Tim Tebow is there.