Tebow’s Draft Party Like A Nazi Rally?

April 27th, 2010 by

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Boston radio host’s comments that Tim Tebow is so white he must be a “Nazi” have spread around the nation on sport-talk radio, blogs and tweets.
“It looked like some kind of Nazi rally … so lily-white is what I’m trying to say. Yeah, ‘Stepford Wives,’” said Fred Toettcher, on his drive-time broadcast the morning after Tebow was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos.
“It was pretty slanderous towards his family, especially for someone who doesn’t know him or his family,” said Jaguars fan Robin Peterson.
Tebow helped Florida win two national championships in the Gators’ run-heavy system, but there has been much second-guessing about whether he was worthy of a first-round selection because his skills may not translate to some NFL teams’ passing-centric offenses.
Neither Tebow nor Toettcher returned Channel 4′s calls on Monday, but Toettcher, who goes by the name “Toucher” on the radio, did issue a statement apologizing for his remark.
“Anyone who listens to the show regularly knows that I’m not the most articulate person in the world and on Friday I made a regrettable statement about the Tim Tebow draft party that ended up offending some people,” Toettcher said.
One fan thinks a long-distance apology is not enough.
“I think he should come here and apologize here, because (Tebow) has an outstanding family here and (Toettcher) needs to do something about it,” said Kenneth Taylor.
Some people speculated whether Toettcher would be fired or disciplined for his comment, similar to what happened to Don Imus after making a racially charged remark about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team. Both Imis and Toettcher are employees of CBS.


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