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NFL punter Chris Kluwe..in favor of gay marriage says he now believes he may lose his job
UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2013 | Staff

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.’ ‘It’s 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 NBC’s Pro Football Talk via text message.

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**play smallest violin**Maybe you are going to get cut because you suck.
1 posted on 04/29/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I’m sure it has nothing to do with your performance, Chris.


2 posted on 04/29/2013 7:59:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: C19fan
What a great way to keep your job. Nobody is going to risk being branded a homophobe for cutting a pro-homosexual advocate.

Kudos Chris Kluwe. Well played.

3 posted on 04/29/2013 8:01:08 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: C19fan

Four time failures in the Super Bowl.


4 posted on 04/29/2013 8:01:09 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: skeeter

What “human right” is implicated in these crotch politics?


5 posted on 04/29/2013 8:01:34 AM PDT by Goldsborough
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To: C19fan

Kluwe-less kicker.


6 posted on 04/29/2013 8:01:40 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: skeeter

I think he’s come out in favor just so that he can’t be fired.


7 posted on 04/29/2013 8:01:41 AM PDT by techcor
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To: C19fan

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.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 8:02:20 AM PDT by lesko
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To: C19fan

Vikings PHTT... :-| PACKERS 4-EVER!


9 posted on 04/29/2013 8:02:36 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Hahahahaha.... that was my first thought as well. The entire NFL will not be declaring support for gay marriage.


10 posted on 04/29/2013 8:04:46 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: techcor

nope. he’s been this way for years.

some might even say he was born this way.


11 posted on 04/29/2013 8:05:10 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: C19fan

Here we go, pulling the gay card.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 8:06:01 AM PDT by kabar
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To: C19fan

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.


13 posted on 04/29/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: C19fan

Hey, if he get’s cut he can always try out for the Lingerie League.


14 posted on 04/29/2013 8:07:03 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: lesko

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.


15 posted on 04/29/2013 8:07:05 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: C19fan

Isn’t affirmative action wonderful?

Pray for America to Wake Up


16 posted on 04/29/2013 8:07:14 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: C19fan

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.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 8:09:11 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: C19fan

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.


18 posted on 04/29/2013 8:09:28 AM PDT by toast
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To: C19fan

I thought all gay football players were either tightends or wide receivers.


19 posted on 04/29/2013 8:10:47 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: C19fan

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.


20 posted on 04/29/2013 8:12:05 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: C19fan
Shut-up and punt.
21 posted on 04/29/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: C19fan
"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."

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"?

22 posted on 04/29/2013 8:12:42 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: C19fan

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.


23 posted on 04/29/2013 8:13:12 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: C19fan

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.


24 posted on 04/29/2013 8:13:40 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: circlecity
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.

Given that we took the NFC's Pro Bowl kicker, Blair Walsh, in last year's sixth round, that would be accurate.

25 posted on 04/29/2013 8:13:59 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: MachIV
Four time failures in the Super Bowl.

Clever. But it's got nothing to do with this particular topic.

26 posted on 04/29/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: kabar

Homosexuals think the world centers around them....this is a perfect example of that mindset.


27 posted on 04/29/2013 8:15:24 AM PDT by caww
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To: skeeter; All

- 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...

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=2&season=2012&seasonType=REG&role=TM&d-447263-n=1&d-447263-o=2&d-447263-p=1&statisticCategory=PUNTING&conference=ALL&d-447263-s=PUNTING_AVERAGE_YARDS


28 posted on 04/29/2013 8:15:46 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: C19fan

Anal sex is a human right. LOL!


29 posted on 04/29/2013 8:16:19 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Locke is a keeper....


30 posted on 04/29/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America
Gotta give him credit for shrewdness though.

Jump on the homo bandwagon and presto - you're bulletproof.

31 posted on 04/29/2013 8:17:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: V_TWIN

LOL


32 posted on 04/29/2013 8:17:23 AM PDT by Borges
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To: C19fan

“‘It’s 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?


33 posted on 04/29/2013 8:17:31 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: God luvs America
- 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)...

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.

34 posted on 04/29/2013 8:19:03 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: God luvs America

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.


35 posted on 04/29/2013 8:20:12 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: God luvs America

He can kick-off, too.


36 posted on 04/29/2013 8:21:07 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (DONATE!!)
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To: C19fan

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.


37 posted on 04/29/2013 8:23:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: C19fan

Is this guy any good?


38 posted on 04/29/2013 8:24:55 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: C19fan

PEE you next Tuesday, Kluwe.


39 posted on 04/29/2013 8:26:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Viennacon
Everything is a human right these days. Next up on the human rights menu is your underage child's "freedom of sexual expression."

I wonder if the NFL will go all-in for kiddie sex like they have for the homos?

40 posted on 04/29/2013 8:34:01 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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Yep, his team drafted another punter. My guess? They didn't need the distractions in the locker room.

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.

41 posted on 04/29/2013 8:34:30 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Lee'sGhost
The entire NFL will not be declaring support for gay marriage.

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.

42 posted on 04/29/2013 8:35:34 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: C19fan

When prissy NFL punters have to perform under these circumstances, maybe we'll pay attention...

43 posted on 04/29/2013 8:38:44 AM PDT by mikrofon (THIS is "Roughing the Kicker")
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To: mikrofon

Remember SD Charger punter Darren Bennett who first played Australian Rules Football. That guy was not afraid to deliver a hit.


44 posted on 04/29/2013 8:42:32 AM PDT by C19fan
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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.


45 posted on 04/29/2013 8:50:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (Aussie Rules)
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To: skeeter

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.


46 posted on 04/29/2013 8:58:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

What a punter!


47 posted on 04/29/2013 8:58:58 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: US Navy Vet

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!


48 posted on 04/29/2013 9:00:32 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: US Navy Vet
Oh yea, I forgot to mention the High School Aaron Rodgers attended is called Pleasant Valley High.

Guess what their mascot is?

The Vikings.

Yup, the Pleasant Valley Vikings.

Now isn't that ironic?


49 posted on 04/29/2013 9:10:31 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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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...


50 posted on 04/29/2013 9:11:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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