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Urban Meyer doesn't plan to tell Tim Tebow or other players what to wear with eye black



The controversy over Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor's eye black message last week has some asking whether the NCAA might eventually have to implement yet another rule for student-athletes. You know how the NCAA hates to have players' actions causing national controversy.

Pryor wrote the word "Vick'' under his eyes during last week's season opener, a nod to his former childhood football favorite Michael Vick.

UF coach Urban Meyer was asked this week whether he has rules dictating what players can and cannot wear during a game. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has made national headlines with the Biblical verses he wears under his eyes, including John 3:16 - which he wore during the national championship game. Meyer said he hasn't felt the need to censor his players.

"I know our team,'' Meyer said. "I don't want to be the eye black cop, which I haven't yet.''

Meyer said he has no knowledge of the Pryor situation, but said he's comfortable with Tebow and his

"Obviously Tim gets a lot of notoriety and I'm not too worried about what Tim is going to put on there,'' he said.''

For an interesting perspective on the Pryor controversy, check this out.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:15pm]


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