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Could The Drafting Of Punter Jeff Locke Mean The End For Chris Kluwe?


The Vikings used their fifth-round pick to select UCLA punter Jeff Locke. Could that possibly mean the end of Chris Kluwe in Minnesota?

Kluwe wasn’t aware the Vikings had selected a punter according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“I’m with my band [Tripping Icarus] at Flowers Studio in Uptown, recording our fourth album,” Kluwe said. “This is the first I’ve heard of it.”


“That’s the nature of the NFL,” he said. “I have no idea what will happen. I’ve put my product out on the field. Statistically, I’m the best punter the Vikings have ever had. So we’ll see what happens.”

Asked how he’d feel if the Vikings followed the same pattern they did with Ryan Longwell and released him quickly after the draft, Kluwe said, “I would be disappointed because I would prefer to stay in Minnesota. I like it here. I like the fans and it’s a great state. But as players, we don’t have much of a choice about it. You never know where you’re going to be from one year to the next. I can only do what I can do. If the Vikings end up cutting me, I’ll find a job somewhere else.”

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8 Responses to “Could The Drafting Of Punter Jeff Locke Mean The End For Chris Kluwe?”

  1. oboma says:

    By, By, Kluwe, $1,400 000. To kick the football & keep your mouth shut BUT NO what A dumba$$

  2. Oboma_dont_know says:

    He’s not payed to keep his mouth shut and he shouldn’t. Quite conversely actually. Athletes are often times thrust into being role models, whether they like it or not. Kluwe is luckily one of the athletes that takes this seriously. Standing up for groups which are discriminated against and verbally and physically abused is exactly the type of behavior we should want from role models, including athletes. Society is progressing and we don’t have time to sit around and wait for all the ignorant biggots to figure out how to pull their heads out of each other’s asses.

    P.S. it’s “bye”, not “by”.

  3. Vikingsdude says:

    Some are thrust into the limelight and use that popularity to try to influence others. Fighting the system is rebellion (Ray Guy)
    He just has too much time on his hands… unfortunately some one will grab him

  4. Kluwe’s punting has been up and down the last couple of years. He has the ability to be a ALL PRO punter, but he likes to play in his rock n roll band (wish i was in a rock n roll band) and do his gay support thing. The bottom line is, if you want to make a million dollars a year punting the ball you better be consistant. Especially when red flags are flying up all around you.

  5. AllDayAP says:

    Ha! This blog is a joke and so are the comments. This must be where are the inbred rednecks hang out.

  6. The Punter we just drafted sounds like a GREAT punter!! Field position is huge through the coarse of a game. I like the move. Good luck though Kluwe.

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