Skip to comments.NFL punter Chris Kluwe..in favor of gay marriage says he now believes he may lose his job
Posted on 04/29/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT by C19fan
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who has repeatedly spoken out in favor of same-sex marriage, says he now worries that his career with the team may be on the line. On Sunday, Kluwe said he is starting to sense that rumors surrounding whether or not he will be released from the team will soon become distractions. Its a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests, that speaking out on human rights has a chance of getting you cut, Kluwe told NBCs Pro Football Talk via text message.
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I’m sure it has nothing to do with your performance, Chris.
Kudos Chris Kluwe. Well played.
Four time failures in the Super Bowl.
What “human right” is implicated in these crotch politics?
I think he’s come out in favor just so that he can’t be fired.
Yep, see here it comes. He runs his mouth and expects there to be no distractions. Had he just simply kept his damn mouth shut and thus his personal life kept personal, he wouldn’t have to play the harp now.
Vikings PHTT... :-| PACKERS 4-EVER!
Hahahahaha.... that was my first thought as well. The entire NFL will not be declaring support for gay marriage.
nope. he’s been this way for years.
some might even say he was born this way.
Here we go, pulling the gay card.
Wa-wa-wa! Load of crap! He hears rumors because he might suck! An NFL team wants to win, and if you’re good they will keep you if they can.
Hey, if he get’s cut he can always try out for the Lingerie League.
I was going to post what you posted. All people who have a job should know that not everyone cares or needs to know what you think about political issues.
I hope they have the guts to fire this guy just because his brains are already scrambled.
But, I agree with others, he is using this ploy to try to keep his job. He is nasty little manipulator.
Isn’t affirmative action wonderful?
Pray for America to Wake Up
LOL. I bet this outburst has nothing to do with the fact the vikings drafted a punter in the 5th round. That’s a very early pick to be taking a punter. Sounds like it was an area of need.
He spoke up during the statewide debate over legalizing gay marriage. There was an amendment on the Minnesota ballot.
It became a distraction to the team. He made a statement about not obeying his coaches if they asked him to stop. The Vikings used a 5th round draft pick this last weekend. The first used on a kicker. A good sign he is already gone.
Just a formality of watching the new punter during mini-camp.
I thought all gay football players were either tightends or wide receivers.
The NFL is extremely gay, and extremely gay friendly, as is everything in/around the NFL like ESPN, Sports Illustrated, etc., etc., etc.. This line of reasoning makes no sense....so you are doubtless right. This is his gambit to hang on to his job.
LOL. Those "rumors" tend to happen when your team drafts another punter in the 5th round. Teams don't keep two starting punters on the roster and they don't waste 5th round picks on players to provide "motivation" for the current punter. Hey Chris - can you say "waived"?
We drafted a punter in the fifth round. Kluwe was middle of the league in net average this year.
The special teams coordinator said recently that he was tired of Kluwe’s mouth and that he couldn’t get him to concentrate at times.
I can’t think of a single historical figure known for their contributions to human rights would declare the right to redefine marriage to cover homosexuals a human right.
Given that we took the NFC's Pro Bowl kicker, Blair Walsh, in last year's sixth round, that would be accurate.
Clever. But it's got nothing to do with this particular topic.
Homosexuals think the world centers around them....this is a perfect example of that mindset.
- Kluwe was the 20th ranked punter in the NFL- bottom half of the league...
- his was 17th in net average (can’t get hang time on punts), bottom half of the league..
- he was 6th in the number of punts allowed to be returned; bottom 20% of the league...
- he was 31st in the number of punts placed inside the 20 (he also had Adrian Peterson rushing for 2000+ yards, so the offense could not be blamed)...
this is the age of obama....its always someone elses fault...
Anal sex is a human right. LOL!
Locke is a keeper....
Jump on the homo bandwagon and presto - you're bulletproof.
“Its a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests”
I have to agre with that part. I’ve heard that the nfl drug tests in the spring before the season starts and then not again until the next spring? Can anyone verify that?
The offense could be blamed, to a point. Bill Musgrave might be the worst OC in the NFL. Peterson's brilliance and our o-line saved our season.
Also add he kicks inside a dome for over half the season. Not great numbers for a kicker who has zero worry about the weather affecting his punts.
He can kick-off, too.
Ah... so here’s the attempt to blame his possible cut on “neanderthal” attitudes about marriage.
Naw... couldn’t be because he’s a crappy punter.
Is this guy any good?
PEE you next Tuesday, Kluwe.
I wonder if the NFL will go all-in for kiddie sex like they have for the homos?
You always have the right to say what's on your mind. The great thing is that *I* always have the right to disagree with you, and act accordingly.
Give it time. As the NFL Commissioner, Goodell just needs to find the right opportunity to declare his support for that, too.
We already have to tolerate the pink wrist bands, ribbons, socks and cleats for the entire month of October. I think they are on their way to a more diversified blood sport.
When prissy NFL punters have to perform under these circumstances, maybe we'll pay attention...
Remember SD Charger punter Darren Bennett who first played Australian Rules Football. That guy was not afraid to deliver a hit.
I do indeed ... and those guys are expert at kicking on the run, too. However, with the “2-man downfield” punt rules & the fact that some punters can’t kick w/o doing their “ballet” steps, it’s a wasted talent.
This is the latest canard, just like the basketball player who came out of the closet today.
If you’re on the bubble of being cut cry “Homophobe!” and make the owners deathly afraid to not employ you.
What a punter!
I am a die-hard Viking fan who grew up in Duluth. Half my friends were pack fans, the other half were Viking fans. Made for a very interesting childhood in the 60’s.
Now I live in Chico Ca. Everything was fine, until the Pack drafted Aaron. Now that he is their starting QB, I feel as if I moved to Green Bay.
My nephew goes to the same High School Rodgers went to. My niece goes to the same community College Aaron went to because no major college wanted him. That is until he proved how good he was at Butte Community.
Great player, great guy. However, if I wanted to live in Green bay, I would have moved to Wisconsin, not Chico Ca.
Even though he is king here, I still only have two favorite teams, the Minnesota Vikings, and ANYONE PLAYING THE PACK!
My wife has family in the Western U.P. of Michigan.
98% Packer fans. She had two cousins though who rooted
for the Vikings. When one of them passed away suddenly
a few years ago he had a Vikings helmet displayed on his
casket. In case you have never heard booing at a funeral before...