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Va. House Passes Bill Allowing Homeschooled Students in School Sports

By Bryan Toporek — February 09, 2012 1 min read
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The controversial “Tebow Bill,” which would allow homeschooled students in Virginia to participate in public school sports, passed through the state House of Delegates on a 59-39 vote on Wednesday.

The legislation earned its moniker from current Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who played football at a public high school in Florida despite being homeschooled.

As you may remember, Tebow became infamous for a pose this season... a pose which Del. Robert B. Bell, who introduced the bill, struck on the floor of the House after the vote yesterday.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently said he’d support the bill (assuming it passes the Senate), according to the .

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.