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Tim Tebow helmet purchased by Donald Trump with charity money?

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Tim Tebow's legacy in the NFL may be remembered for two things, leading the Denver Broncos to an overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 play-offs, and getting down on one knee to pray on the sidelines.

Tebow's somewhat short spent time in the NFL was certainly well documented and back in 2012, he was a very hot commodity.

Illegal dealings

Tebow was that much of a big deal back then, one of his signed helmets was once sold for $12,000 at a charity auction.


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What seems on the surface to be a happy ending all round, has now been called into question thanks to the Washington Post.

The Post has been looking into the acquisition of the helmet during a fundraising event for Susan G. Komen - a charity which raises awareness for breast cancer.

They found that Komen received a $12,000 payment from the Donald J. Trump foundation, leading to questions about who bought the helmet.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has now been accused of using the charities funds to purchase the helmet for his own personal ownership.

If these rumours are true, not only would it be a waste of money for Trump - since Tebow never went on to have the career people expected, but it would also be illegal.

If found to have been using the charities funds to purchase the helmet for his own usage, Trump could be forced to pay a tax penalty.

Never lived up to the hype

Tebow's time in the NFL will be best remembered for his run as the Broncos starting quarterback in 2011 and that string of miraculous come from behind victories.

Tebow became known for his now famous position of kneeling on one knee and seemingly praying to the football gods - an act that became known as Tebowing and has since been imitated by many.

Unfortunately for Tebow, it was picked up by rival teams like the Kansas City Chiefs following 'the fall of Tim Tebow'.

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