Christoper Jordan Dorner, the former LAPD officer suspected of killing three people and wounding two others, is still on the run. Local and federal law enforcement are conducting a massive manhunt for Dorner, who has been targeting cops as revenge for his firing from the force. Earlier this week he released a lengthy and rambling manifesto, and like everything else on this earth, it addressed Tim Tebow.
The killing spree actually started as a sports story, before anyone realized Dorner was involved. Monica Quan, an assistant coach for the Cal State-Fullerton women's basketball team, was shot dead in her car Saturday night, alongside her fiancé. Police initially had no motive and no suspects, but after Dorner later shot three cops and released his manifesto, the connection became clear. Quan was the daughter of an LAPD captain who defended Dorner at his termination hearing, and this was revenge for Dorner's belief that he wasn't adequately represented.
Dorner's manifesto, obtained by Gawker, contains two sports references. This first cites concussions suffered in his high school football days as a possible cause of Dorner's depression:
"If possible, I want my brain preserved for science/research to study the effects of severe depression on an individual's brain. Since 6/26/08 when I was relieved of duty and 1/2/09 when I was terminated I have been afflicted with severe depression. I've had two CT scans during my lifetime that are in my medical record at Kaiser Permanente. Both are from concussions resulting from playing football. The first one was in high school, 10/96. The second was in college and occurred in 10/99. Both were conducted at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in LA/Orange county. These two CT scans should give a good baseline for my brain activity before severe depression began in late 2008."
The second half of the manifesto offers advice to a random sampling of public figures, including Jeffrey Toobin, Ellen DeGeneres, and Christoph Waltz. There's also a paragraph for a certain free agent quarterback:
"Tebow, I really wanted to see you take charge of an offense again and the game. You are not a good QB by todays standards, but you are a great football player who knows how to lead a team and WIN. You will be 'Tebowing' when you reach your next team. I have faith in you. Get out of that circus they call the Jets and away from the reality TV star, Rex Ryan, and Mark Rapist Sanchez."
The search for Dorner has expanded statewide and into Nevada, and police warn people not to approach the armed and trained suspect, but to call 911 with any information.