Tebow said to have strep throat

Updated: January 27, 2010, 1:11 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MOBILE, Ala. -- Quarterback Tim Tebow showed progress on his second day of Senior Bowl practices, even though he might have been "a little under the weather."

South team coach Tony Sparano of the Miami Dolphins says the former Florida star was a little more comfortable and got the ball out of his hand quicker on Tuesday. Sparano said that improvement shows how smart Tebow is and how quickly he processes information.

Senior Bowl spokesman Kevin McDermond said Tebow "might be a little under the weather," but added that he doesn't have strep throat, as had been reported. Tebow hasn't missed any practice time Monday or Tuesday.

However, Tebow's agent, Jimmy Sexton, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Tebow was hospitalized Monday night because of strep throat.

"He's been sick for two days," Sexton said, according to the Post-Dispatch. "He had a 103 temperature."

Tebow's brother, Robby, indicated likewise, according to the Gainesille Sun.

"He was real sick," Robby Tebow told the Sun. "He needed fluids."

During the week of practices, interviews and meetings leading up to Saturday's Senior Bowl, Tebow is trying to show NFL teams that he can be a pro quarterback.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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