Last week, former Denver Broncos QB Jake Plummer called out current Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow, saying he wanted him to lay off the religious references that Tebow makes during any camera time. That created a small firestorm of controversy which Tim Tebow responded to during the ESPN show “First Take”.
For some reason, 102.3 The Ticket in Denver thought it would be a great idea to get Plummer back on the air and continue this back and forth banter. Tebow has told Skip Bayless on the ESPN program in response to the question regarding Plummers comments to lay off the religious talk saying in short that he loves Jesus in the same manner that a man loves his wife.
Appearing on the radio program again this morning, Plummer couldn’t hold back when asked about Tim Tebow’s response. When asked about the southpaw’s comments about his relationship with Jesus being similar to a husband and a wife, Plummer responded, “Yeah, but if I jumped up and after every game and said ‘First and foremost I want to thank and say I love my wife’, people would get tired of hearing that too. Even my wife would get sick of that”.
Two quick things come to mind here-
First. Why is Jake Plummer getting air time talking about this and who really cares about his take on the Denver Broncos? Plummer has not played for the Broncos since 2006, did nothing in his career with the franchise and was eventually benched. He threw away his career after being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and when he wasn’t simply handed the starting job, retired to play handball.
Second. Jake Plummer was charged with sexual abuse on May 28, 1997 and had to strike a plea deal to get out of the accused crime, receiving a $1,020.00 fine, two-years of probation and 100 hours of community service.Quite the role model.
If you want to hear any of this interview, you can catch it right here. Other than finding his way back into the national spotlight by making outlandish statements, Plummer should be irrelevant to the game of football, or even anyone needing to hear his opinions, he quit.