Stewart teases Tebow on ‘The Daily Show’

When Tim Tebow stopped by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Thursday to discuss his new autobiography, “Through My Eyes,” he absorbed his fair share of good-natured abuse from the host.

Asking Tebow how old he was, Stewart needled the 23-year-old Broncos QB by suggesting “a lot of people might say you want to wait until you’re 24 to write an autobiography.”

“I thought 23 was a good age and a good opportunity for me,” Tebow said with a smile.

The second-year pro talked about his childhood spent both in the United States and the Philippines, where Tebow’s parents served as missionaries. He went on to describe his work supporting the Philippine orphanage his parents helped build in 1991 and how his foundation currently backs more than 600 orphanages worldwide.

Deadpanned Stewart: “Wow. You seem like a real (expletive).”

“I mean, but that’s how I try to come across,” Tebow shot back in fun.

Stewart moved on to discuss the Ohio State scandal, and if the time had arrived for a reality check in college football.

“It’s a tough situation,” Tebow said. “I can look on both sides of it. I can look on the NCAA’s side and see how hard it is. They got to manage so many athletes and make sure that none are doing anything illegal. But at the same time, you have athletes that are working extremely hard and make millions and millions for universities and they’re still struggling just to go to Outback just to get something to eat.

“I think something fair would be if some of the athletes just got a little bit more so they could go to dinner. Afford a scooter to drive around campus. Little things like that.”

“Really … a scooter?” Stewart asked. “What are they, Dennis the Menace?”

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