In Ariz. Debut, Tebow Comforts Fan Who Had Seizure

He prayed with man, talked college football
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 12, 2016 1:23 AM CDT
Tebow Comforts Ill Fan in Arizona League Debut
Scottsdale Scorpions outfielder Tim Tebow stands near a fan who was having a seizure, following Tebow's debut against the Glendale Desert Dogs on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.   (Rob Schumacher)

Tim Tebow comforted a fan who was having a seizure, praying and talking college football with the man after the former NFL quarterback played his first baseball game in the Arizona Fall League. "I just remember just being very disoriented," Brandon Berry tells the AP. "Then I saw Tim." Berry had the seizure Tuesday following a game in Glendale, Ariz., held at Camelback Ranch, the spring training home for two major league teams. Tebow stayed with Berry for 15 to 20 minutes until paramedics took him from the stadium. The 30-year-old, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January, said he was OK at home in nearby Avondale after being released from the hospital.

Berry said he doesn't remember much after the seizure, except that he told the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner that he cheered for Georgia—the SEC archrival of Tebow's Florida Gators. USA Today reports that Tebow grinned and said: “You're a Bulldog? You’re kidding me. Don’t even know how to respond to that." Tebow, recently signed to a minor league contract by the Mets, went 0 for 3 and also ran into the outfield wall chasing a flyball for the Scottsdale Scorpions, who beat the Glendale Desert Dogs 9-6. (Tebow scored a home run in his first at-bat during his first league instructional game.)

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