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Virginia Governor Vetoes 'Tebow Bill' for Home-Schooled Students

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    File image of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. On Monday McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports.

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed the so-called "Tebow bill" Monday.

    Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly approved legislation to allow home-schooled students to participate in public-school sports.

    A longtime goal of home-schoolers, the measure is named for former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, who was home-schooled and allowed to play football for his local high school.

    A similar measure passed last year but was vetoed by McAuliffe, who said the legislation creates a "double standard" for student athletes.

    "Allowing home-schooled students to participate in interscholastic competitions would disrupt the level playing field Virginia’s public schools have developed over the past century," McAuliffe said in a statement released Monday.