Tim Tebow on list of speakers for GOP convention; calls it 'rumor'

Those who were looking forward to Tom Brady speaking at next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland will have to settle for Tim Tebow.

Or will they?

Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winner from Florida who is currently an ESPN analyst, is one of a number of sports figures on the list of speakers approved by presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. The list was obtained by The Associated Press and other media outlets.

However, Tebow took to Facebook on Thursday to say reports of his involvement at the convention are just "a rumor."

"I wake up this morning to find out that I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention," Tebow said in a video posted on Facebook. "It's amazing how fast rumors fly. And that's exactly what it is, a rumor."

The program will feature pro golfer Natalie Gulbis and UFC president Dana White.

Brady has called himself a friend of Trump and was teased as a possible speaker, but he is not scheduled to appear. Neither is former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight or legendary boxing promoter Don King, a Cleveland resident and passionate Trump supporter.

Trump's children and wife, along with a host of politicians such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, will speak, and daughter Ivanka Trump promised the GOP convention will be different.

"It will be substantive. It will be interesting. It will be different. It's not going to be a ho-hum lineup of, you know, the typical politicians,'' she said in a recent radio interview.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.