Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Minnesota Vikings have released punter Chris Kluwe, who broke the news on his Twitter account. Kluwe’s age (31), salary ($1.45 million) and inconsistent play last season are all factors the move, though his willingness to be outspoken on a variety of issues—which includes his support for same sex-marriage rights—may be blamed more for his release.  Nevertheless, Kluwe says he wouldn’t change a thing. Photo Credit: Vikings.com “I think the sacrifice would be worth it,” Kluwe told Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune. “Now, I would hope that I would get the chance to play football again, because I think I can still play. But if it ends up being something that costs me that position, I think making people aware of an issue that is causing children to commit suicide is more important than kicking a leather ball.” Kluwe should eventually find another NFL gig this offseason.  Minnesota, meanwhile, looks to move forward with punter Jeff Locke, who the team selected with the No. 155 pick i...
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  • Jeeeez. They let me go cause I'm black,a female,a Catholic,Jewish ,like whoppers instead of Big Macs. kluwe is clueless . Gee Chris. Had NOTHING to do with your being a 31 year old punter with diminished capabilities and a 1 1/2 million dollar salary now,does it? Don't worry. You got your wish. You're no longer kicking a "leather ball" for the Vikings .
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