Found May 08, 2013 on NESN.com:
Since the Minnesota Vikings chose to cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, a debate has raged over whether his release was performance-based or a result of his outspoken advocacy on a number of social issues — most notably marriage equality. Kluwe’s days seemed to be numbered when the team used a fifth-round draft pick on UCLA punter Jeff Locke, but some, including Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, feel that the incumbent should have had the opportunity to fight for the starting spot in camp. “I don’t feel good about it,” Dayton said Wednesday while fielding questions about funding for the Vikings’ new stadium. “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 [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 pub...
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