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Jets Receiver

Overjoyed to Give Tebow #15 --

The Number's CURSED!!!

3/30/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Tim Tebow
's new teammate wasn't being generous when he willingly gave Tebow his #15 jersey -- Tebow's old number on the Broncos -- because it's CURSED ... at least according to its former owner.

In case you didn't know -- #15 on the Jets was previously worn by wide receiver Scotty McKnight, who was re-signed by the Jets just two days ago.

But Scotty doesn't have fond memories of wearing the jersey -- getting minimal playing time during last year's preseason, and eventually getting bumped to the Jets practice squad where he tore his ACL.

Now, sources close to Scotty tell us, the WR is pumped to start fresh with a new number -- and sees Tebow taking the jersey as a blessing ... relieving him of his bad luck

Good news for Hayden Panettiere too -- because she's dating the guy.

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1.

Christina G.    

I'm sick of reading "relevant" and "baby bump".

936 days ago
2.

Raymond    

If he's dating Hayden the number is clearly lucky and not cursed

936 days ago
3.

Cousin Eddy    

Actually Scotty is dating Mark Sanchez. Hayden is the cover (beard).

936 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

So his lack of playing time and demotion to the practice squad was about bad luck and not lack of skill? Ok.

936 days ago
5.

Rocco    

So, What's his new number? DOH !

936 days ago
6.

static    

Scotty did you consider the possibility that you just suck?

936 days ago
7.

Quinn    

One man's trash, Scotty.

936 days ago
8.

rick    

I think the WR just sucks....not a curse

936 days ago
9.

rico    

I can only hope.

936 days ago
10.

Roman    

She's not dating this douche, she was ****ing Sanchez at the time and they threw that out as a diversion tactic.

936 days ago
11.

honesty    

I am a bit confused. Some people swear God is taking his time to "fix" a football game. Everyday 25,000 kids starve daily, in 2007 3.2 million cases of child abuse/neglect were reported in the US, and almost daily some father has shot his wife and kids because he does not think he can take care of them. If Tebow's followers who use so much energy for a football game, would start feeding the hungry, protecting the children, or helping out the poor, then they would be following Jesus' commands, and show what being a follower of Christ really means.

936 days ago
12.

Rose    

Maybe the fact he did not do well is that he is only in the team because he is Mark Sanchez best friend and not due to his talent. Just saying.

936 days ago
13.

itsnoise    

I thought I was reading a story. That's a whole minute that I'll never get back...

936 days ago
14.

There's a problem here    

I'm so sick of Tebow and people doing that assanine one knee better-than-thou thing. It didn't seem to help him did it? Maybe if he's a praying man he could pray for something that concerns others and not himself. Just sayin'

936 days ago
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arale norimaki    

You sit there and you thump your bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere! Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16 ... Austin 3:16 says I just trade your as!"

936 days ago
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