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.
â€śI donâ€™t feel good about it,â€ť Dayton said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. â€śI mean Iâ€™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 thatâ€™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 whatâ€™s going on. So that bothers me probably as much if not more than the actual decision.â€ť
Asked if he thought Kluwe was cut specifically due to his noted stance on same-sex marriage, Dayton opted for political correctness.
â€śI canâ€™t say for sure,â€ť Dayton said. â€śBut if youâ€™re goi