NEW YORK -- You may remember Ashley Madison.com for such hits as the Tom Brady vs. Eli Manning cheaters poll, and offering $25 million to put its name on the new Meadowlands Stadium. It's a site for people who want to cheat on their spouses, so the lack of shame here is no surprise. Which brings us to Ashley Madison's latest publicity stunt.
The site is offering $1 million to anyone "who can prove that she knows Tebow in a biblical sense."
AshleyMadison.com founder and CEO Noel Biderman says Tebow should embrace his status as a sex symbol. "Sports and sex (and of course, infidelity) go hand in hand. If Mr. Tebow is indeed abstaining from adult relationships, I would encourage him to find a nice lady or two and enjoy his youth and fame as much as possible. We are beyond the days where pre-marital sex has a social stigma, and it is my hope that soon we will also feel the same about infidelity. I guarantee that no man of Tim Tebow's stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city (i.e. pull a Brett Favre)."
I see no reason to drag Favre into this.
On Monday another site invited readers to guess how much sex do you think Tim Tebow won't have in his Hoboken bachelor pad?
If you're thinking all of this is a bit sordid and unfair toward Tebow, I would have to agree. There are some athletes who deserve being raked over the coals in the media, but he really isn't one of them. I won't say that Tebow is just minding his own business - he does a lot of proselytizing - but is that really so awful? He's just trying to do some good in the world.