Kluwe Acknowledges Job Security After Vikings Draft Punter
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is confronting the headlines rather than sitting back. The now-political activist & former Guitar Hero champion is facing the facts of the current job competition between him and 5th-round draftee Jeff Locke (UCLA).
Kluwe openly admits he believes Minnesota selected a punter due to his recent political work and free-speech agendas. Kluwe said to ProFootball Talk “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,”.
The 31-year-old punter is widely known for his stance on the gay marriage debate. Kluwe even hired a lawyer to submit a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court opposing California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Back in 2012, Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer expressed discontent after Kluwe wore an illegal homemade patch that supported Ray Guy’s candidacy into the Hall of Fame. Priefer said “Those distractions are getting old for me, to be quite honest with you,”.