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Antonya English

LSU player clarifies comments on Tebow

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October

Okay, let's just forget the whole thing.

That's what LSU DT Ricky Jean-Francois is saying now. The junior said earlier this week he wanted to take Tebow out of the game if he had a clear shot during Saturday night's LSU-Florida game, but in a release by the school he said he never meant it the way it may have initially sounded.

"We never go into any football game trying to hurt a player from the other team," he said in the release. "My comments in regard to Florida quarterback Tim Tebow were misinterpreted and were intended to reflect the style of football that we play at LSU. We have great respect for Tim as player and a competitor. By taking him out of the game, I meant, as a defense we are going to try to make him ineffective. I'm sorry that my initial comments were interpreted another way."

Apology most likely accepted since Tebow said on Tuesday he wasn't offended and he didn't think Jean-Francois meant it the way it in a harmful way.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:37pm]

    

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