'It's amazing how fast rumors fly,' Tebow says in Facebook video

By Will Robinson
July 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

Scratch one name off the Republican National Convention lineup. Former college football star Tim Tebow announced he would not be speaking in Cleveland next week.

“Just got back from the Philippines, and I wake up this morning to find out that I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention,” Tebow said in a Facebook video. “It’s amazing how fast rumors fly, and that’s exactly what it is: a rumor.”

“My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible,” he adds. “If one day, it’s the political realm, that’s what I’ll do. But right now, I really believe that it’s through my foundation and our amazing partners and fighting for kids who can’t fight for themselves.”

Tebow was on the docket for the RNC, according to The New York Times, where Donald Trump is expected to be named the official Republican nominee for President of the United States. Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, UFC President, and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani are among the other names on the schedule acquired by the Times.

Times reporter Maggie Haberman took to Twitter to blame the Trump campaign’s senior advisers for spreading “misinformation” on who would appear on stage for the RNC.

Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

See Tebow’s video announcement below.