Wherever Tim Tebow goes, controversy seems to follow. And now, that includes the cover of  GQ Magazine.  Tebow is celebrating his 25th birthday this week and graces the cover of the NFL Kickoff Issue.

Inside that issue,  there's a photo that has some saying  Tebow looks like he's posing shirtless as Jesus Christ on the cross, legs crossed and arms outstretched, that had Craig Carton, host of the WFAN sports radio show in New York City, going bonkers early Tuesday morning.  Check it out for yourself!

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What Carton did not mention, and may not not have known, is that the photo had appeared before in the pages of the same magazine, when Tebow was quarterback for the Florida Gators college football team.

The photo has been digitally altered in the current issue of GQ to take out the Gators signage that was visible in the original pic, and also changed from a color photo to black and white, so that Tebow's bright blue Gators football pants would not be so noticeable (his current team, the Jets, wear green).

Tebow, 25, is famously candid about his strong religious beliefs, so his apparent pose  in the men's magazine had Carton ridiculing him as a "narcisist" and a "fraud," and calling him "sexy Jesus."


“He gets it, he plays the role,” Carton said. “He’s typically very, very sincere and very, very consistent about who he is and what his beliefs are. You just saw a little inkling into what he thinks of himself.”

Several callers also chimed in, agreeing with Carton.

What do you think ?  Is Tebow being sacrilegious , or scapegoated?

I personally think that it's ridiculous.  Give the guy a break already!  If this photo were of someone else in the same pose, no one would think twice about it.