From Larry Brown Sports (http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/tim-tebow-courtside-magic-cavs-game6-orlando/7638):
Far be it from me to be the buzz kill during an exciting Game 6 in Orlando, but my buddy Botros tipped me off to something quite interesting. Apparently Tim Tebow was in attendance for the game and caught on camera several times near the court.
Naturally once must assume that the man had pretty sweet tickets to the game considering he was pictured on the floor-level. Let’s figure he was sitting somewhere in the first five rows for the game — that has to be at least several hundred, possibly a few thousand dollars. Now I’m not sure about his family’s financial status, but I’m guessing they don’t have that much extra money laying around for their son to attend one game. When you’re talking about similar seats to the ones that Tiger Woods occupies — and he’s a professional athlete — something doesn’t sit right. Wasn’t it O.J. Mayo who was busted for going to a Lakers game thanks to tickets provided by Carmelo Anthony? How is it that Tim Tebow — an amateur college athlete unable to work at a job — was able to afford such prime seats to such a big sporting event? Yeah, I realize it’s kind of menial, but the whole thing seems pretty fishy to me.
From Orlando Sentinel "Swamp Things" writer Jeremy Fowler:
So apparently Tim's mother, Pam, stepped in to pay for the ticket, according to a Florida team spokesman. It appears Florida played it safe.
Once again, another Gators-related story (this time about the Magic boy himself, no pun intended) that goes uncritiqued by the media. Joe Schad reported that Tebow's mom paid face value for the tickets. However, could you or I have gotten those seats at face value? The NCAA rule clearly states the 'value' of an item is primary, not the cost as the determining factor. If not every booster or agent could buy Ferrari's and sell them to the parents for $100. If only the NCAA would look into this, but of course, they're too busy taking extended time on our case. Utterly ridiculous...