Chuck Shriner, a graduating high schooler at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Florida, pulled off a ballsy move at graduation.
He "Tebowed," the act of getting down on one knee and praying. It's the move former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow coined as a celebration.
"They said what I did would give underclassmen inspiration to do
something else, that it might lead to something else. So they were
trying to set an example," Shriner said.
Unfortunately, the school's administration didn't find it so funny.
In return for pocketing $5 for his efforts, Shriner was punished by having his diploma withheld, then was forced to clean up the school gymnasium.
Shriner's mom teaches math at the school. According to local television station WPTV, she asked the principal to withhold the diploma.
"She was really mad, but I think it was worth it," Shriner said.
As for the lighthearted, easy-going Shriner, he wasn't trying to make national headlines or even draw much attention.
"I just thought it was fun. I was just doing it to make graduation memorable," he said.