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Chris Kluwe Says He’s Cut — ‘Remember, One Label Does Not Define Who You Are As A Person’

by David Badash on May 6, 2013

in News,Sports

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Chris Kluwe, the NFL punter who has become one of the nation’s top straight allies to the LGBT community, just confirmed that he has been cut by the Vikings. In a series of tweets that the Minneapolis City Pages says confirms Kluwe “finds himself out of a job a year after becoming a national sensation thanks to his colorful gay rights advocacy,” Kluwe wrote:

READ: NFL’s Chris Kluwe Expects To Be Cut Today: Salary, Age, LGBT Activism Cited


City pages adds that “the Vikings elected to release him in favor of recent 5th Round draft selection Jeff Locke.” The move does not come as a surprise to Kluwe, who even last month tweeted:

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novenator May 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

This is really too bad. I have a lot of respect for Chris Kluwe, both as a player and as a human being.

Nic2Day May 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Hope another team picks him up. Good player, great human.

Diogenes_Arktos May 9, 2013 at 12:13 am

I've got fickle team loyalties (including no team at all). Wherever he goes, that'll be my new team.

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