Tim Tebow Goes 0-For-3 With 2 Strikeouts In Spring Debut

Early on the evening of February 26, New York Mets staff members reported a woman, later identified as Thompson, hanging around the complex and asking about Tebow, who had arrived that day for Minor League Baseball camp, as reported in TC Palm.

She told the officer that the address on her Colorado license was not current and that she lived with Tebow and "gave the address of 4835 Swinklin Lane North, in Jacksonville, FL", according to the report.

As much as anyone might want to criticize the Mets for turning Tebow into a spring training sideshow or rant about Tebow taking the place of a more deserving minor-leaguer (both true to certain degrees), this ordeal reminds us of one part of the Tim Tebow story that might sometimes go overlooked.

The officer asked, according to the report, "were they in a friendly relationship, a platonic relationship, a romantic relationship, or possibly a matrimonial relationship?" According to the arrest affidavit, Thompson returned to the Mets' complex two days later, despite being warned, and was subsequently placed under arrest for trespassing.

Thompson remains in jail in St. Lucie County on a $750 bond.

"I thought you walk around because you're a left-hander", he said after the New York Mets' 8-7 win over the Boston Red Sox. Also, on the back of her license was a sticker that read, "I (heart symbol) Jesus/Tim Tebow".

He added: "Definitely there's a lot of things I'm trying to play catch-up on".

Thompson reportedly loitered for hours, telling officials that she and Tebow were in a relationship. Thompson then responded, "giggling" and said "all of the above".

Mets security personnel flagged down an officer who was working security at the game. She was issued a trespassing warning and ordered to leave the area.

  • Julie Sanders