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Tim Tebow Nails Fan in the Nuts with Warmup Throw

The fan said the misguided throw reminded him of Tebow's days with the New York Jets.

by Liam Daniel Pierce
May 19 2017, 4:55pm

If Tim Tebow's goal in making the minor leagues was to hit New Jersey man Doug Brustman in the nuts, then he's doing a great job.

The New York Post's Kirsten Fleming reports that during warmups on Tuesday, the former New York Jets QB wound up a practice throw that skidded under a railing and slammed Brustman straight in the jungle buttons.

Brustman had brought his daughter to see her hero Tebow play ball, and landed some sweet seats in the first row behind the visitors dugout for Tuesday's game between Tebow's Columbia Fireflies and the Lakewood Blue Claws in New Jersey. Brustman would soon rue his seat selection.

After the reproduction-crippling throw, and a quick stretch, Tebow walked over to Brustman and his daughter, apologized, and signed the ball that hit Brustman in the balls. Brustman made a joke about how Tebow aimed for him because Brustman was wearing a Vols hat—rivals of Tebow's alma mater, the University of Florida.

"How can you hate him? He's almost too good to be true," Brustman said afterward, but that didn't stop him from sharing some choice words with the Post:

"I hear this guy behind me yell, 'Watch out,'" said Brustman. "And as he's yelling, the ball comes right through the railing and hits me right in the nuts. It was a direct hit."

As the 45-year-old, Manchester, NJ resident was doubled over in pain, he was able to squeak out one question: Who threw that?

"It was literally like a Seinfeld episode. The guy behind me shouts, 'It was TEBOW,'" said Brustman. "It reminded me of his days with the Jets when he couldn't complete a pass. This guy is so inaccurate, even with a baseball."

Welcome back to New Jersey, Tebow.