Found May 08, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
PLAYERS: Chris Kluwe
TEAMS: Minnesota Vikings
Whether or not the Vikings released veteran punter Chris Kluwe due to his outspoken nature is a topic that continues to be debated. To Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, the move reeks of dishonesty. “I don’t feel good about it,” Dayton said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I mean I’m not in position to evaluate the role and their punting abilities. But it seems to me the general manager said right after the draft that they were going to have competition. Well, then he brings the one guy [Locke] in, he kicks for a weekend and that’s the competition? I mean, I just think sports officials ought to be honest about what the heck is going on. Same way I think public officials should be honest about what’s going on. So that bothers me probably as much if not more than the actual decision.” Asked if he thought Kluwe was cut specifically due to his noted stance on same-sex marriage, Dayton opted for political correctness. “I can’t say for sure,” Dayton said. “But if you’re goi
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  • For one, they are letting Kluwe go, because he is concentrating on this gay crap, the limelight he is getting, and not concentration on kicking the football.
    Dayton, you are the last person to question any one of honesty you lying piece of crap.
    You lied and said you were raising the tax on the rich to equal what everyone else pays.
    Gee, what did Dayton actually end up doing, you guessed it lied to us and raised our taxes and not the rich.
    Dayton you are a piece of greedy dog crap and a embarrassment to our state. I can't wait to vote you out again.
    How much money do you need you greedy liar, you are almost dead (at least you look like it), so keep screwing the very people you say you are helping.
    I have some words for you, shut you mouth.
  • I could'nt have said it better, football is no place for gays, you want to be gay and compete, well theres always figure skating (gay), and gymnastics (also gay), but stay out of football,basketball,hockey, you know, mens sports, its all about testostorone, and gays get theirs from a little blue pill. you want to be gay ....ok, you want to play football then play but you get paid to play not spout off about ANYTHING AT ALL....hell why don't he start a gay football league, and see how well it dose financially, oh thats right they wont be able to make as much because not enough people would watch to support the league
  • It is good what Kluwe has said and it is not gay crap, if a person wants to speak out it is a free country. if the vikings cut him because he speaks out shame on them. lets hope its not the case. I will miss Kluwe but getting three first round picks they have to save money to pay them. Mr. Dayton talk about being honest you said you would bring films back to our state and what have you done. I was pushing for you, I told people in the streets to vote for you and this is how you take care of your voters. Our state will lose millions of dollars one hundred million by you not standing up and pushing for films. What happened to the 100 million you have to create jobs?
  • Yes it is crap, if it has nothing to do with football then it is crap. That is why he is on the team. To play football.
    My comment moron has nothing to do with gay or not.
    I know what freedom of speech is idiot and my comment has nothing to do with that either.
    It has to do with his mind set. Is he concentrating on playing football. No he is not.
  • They released their field goal kicker last year in the exact same way--yet Mr. Governor didn't weigh in on that decision. Ego's and agendas are getting in the way. Kluwe was ok, but it is being blown out of proportion by a media waiting for one more gay advocate to be "penalized". Get a grip
  • Governor Dayton, what don't you understand?! The Punter, Locke, whom the Vikings drafted is one of the best punters in the college league (now turned pro)! If this player Kluwe (released), was an above average punter, the Vikings would have kept him. What the Vikings did in releasing Kluwe is N-O more offensive nor sound move than the New York Jets releasing Tim Tebow. It is simply a business of making money! Just as you as a stock holder, Governor, you sell-off the under performing stocks and purchase more profitable kind the time after time and a day after day! Nevertheless, Mr. Kluwe and the rest of the sports figures should just concentrate on playing ball--without adding a song, bark or dances!
  • Governor Dayton, you must have many other important items to do in your busy day than to worry about the welfare of an NFL kicker don't you? After all, you need to make sure that we bend over backwards for social injustice no matter if it concerns you or not. Maybe you should stick to something you barely know anything about. Like making sure the official "taxpayers" of the great State of Mn are given the opportunity and the access to the programs of which they pay for when they need them. You know the "taxpayers" the ones that actually work and pay the taxes and not the ones that pay minimal taxes on the freebees they receive from you. Stay on task and see if you can improve our lives somehow and not the life of one outspoken NFL millionaire chump.
  • Please, Kluwe created distractions and tried way to hard to bring everything back to him. Attention hound plain and simple. You combine that with the fact that he was replacable...and it's adios muchachos. Geez we let Moss go for creating a disturbance and he was a blue chip player that we have yet to replace... no big conspiracy here...just relieving a pain in the neck. Foot ball players are to play football. If I want political commentary I go else where.
  • Typical know nothing (but knows everything) Ha' Progressive. I could be wrong but I don't know if I remember any Minnesota Governor putting his two cents in on Minnesota Vikings Managements roster moves? Or do I believe it's the Governors place to put his two cents in publicly for that matter! Look's like little Marky Dayton the trust fund baby is really trying to be a good little Obama puppet. I cannot believe the idiots of this state I live voted for this J*ckoff!
  • Who cares what Dayton thinks, the guy is a moron!
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