Tim Tebow says NYPD’s 105th Precinct ‘an encouragement to me’


(Adam Rubin/ESPN) NEW YORK — In the borough where Tim Tebow one day hopes to play Major League Baseball, the former NFL quarterback visited the NYPD’s 105th Precinct in Queens Village on Tuesday.

While in New York to promote his memoir, “Shaken,” Tebow stopped by the precinct to let the assembled officers know he appreciated their contribution. That department lost officer Brian Moore in May 2015, and the New York Mets have maintained a close relationship with that group since the tragic slaying.

Tebow signed a minor league contract with the Mets in September.

“It’s very meaningful to be able to give back, but honestly just to say thank you and try to encourage all of them that what they do really matters,” Tebow said.

“It matters to me, and they’re making a difference. What they’re doing is significant.

Sometimes it can be a thankless job. We just wanted to take this time to say thank you. … It’s great to be able to come in here and try to encourage them. But, at the same time, they’re such an encouragement to me with just what they do every single day.”

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