Chris Kluwe claims his gay activism cost him his job as a NFL punter. Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
Whether you punch a clock or kick a ball, when your politics become a distraction it is not unreasonable for the management to part ways with you. Kickers are among the lowest paid individuals in professional football. If they miss ONE kick in a clutch situation they can be cut. Jimmy Johnson, psychology major in college and championship coach, once said “I have a way to deal with kickers dealing with mental blocks: I cut them (from the team)”. If someone will do that for a kicker who misses a field goal, what’s to stop them from booting him from the team for aggressively touting his beliefs?
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