As Chuck Shriner crossed the stage on Saturday during Bishop Verotâ€™s graduation ceremony, he suddenly paused, dropped to one knee, and Tebow-ed his principal. Shout out to him for this one but now the school has said they are not giving him his diploma for this act. Click below to find out more.
Tebowing, the practice of publicly taking a knee in prayer, made famous by former University of Florida Gator, and now New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, is sweeping the country one YouTube video and Instagram photo at a time. Shriner, 17, a football player at the private Fort Myers Catholic school, didnâ€™t expect his trendy moment on stage to end in punishment and without his diploma in hand. But it did. â€œI just thought it was fun,â€ Shriner said. â€œI was just doing it to make graduation memorable.â€ While the audience â€” parents and students alike â€” erupted into laughter, administration was quick to reprimandâ€¦The Fort Myers teenâ€¦ was told he wouldnâ€™t be receiving his diploma because of his antics. â€œThey said what I did would give underclassmen inspiration to do something else, that it might lead to something else,â€ Shriner said about the administrationâ€™s reaction. â€œSo they were trying to set an example.â€