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Brendon Ayanbadejo

Chris Kluwe Is 100% Right

He Was Cut for Being Pro-Gay

1/3/2014 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former NFL star Brendon Ayanbadejo tells TMZ Sports ... ex-Minnesota Vikings kicker Chris Kluwe is "100% right" about claims he was cut from the team because of his pro-gay rights crusade -- and he's got the stats to back it up.

Ayanbadejo -- who won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens -- has been friends with Kluwe for a while (they both share the same views on gay rights) ... and tells TMZ Sports he's always suspected Kluwe's activism was the real reason the Vikings cut Kluwe last year. 

FYI -- Kluwe unleashed on Minnesota Thursday in a scathing self-written article on Deadspin, in which he referred to two Vikings officials as "cowards" and another as a "bigot" for cutting him after 8 seasons with the team. The Vikings insist Kluwe was only released as a result of his "football performance." 

But Brendon says the numbers speak for themselves ... Kluwe was great ... but he strongly believes Chris was blacklisted because he's been so outspoken about a cause that doesn't jive with the NFL.

Brendon says if Chris had championed a cause that was NFL-approved, like education or physical fitness, Kluwe would probably still be in the league.

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Sid    

Well maybe he can find a job at tmz sports???? Or is tmz sports anti any one with real sports knowledge working there? All he needs to do is spend some knee time in front of Harvey.

255 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

Only way to these two to stay relevant is to keep talking about gays.

255 days ago
18.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Maybe Kluwe played a real position and not a be punter he would still be in the league.

255 days ago
19.

bernergirl    

Kluwe is a great kicker. It's a shame the NFL seems to let guys father kids in 20states but feel threatened for men standing up to a form of discrimination.

255 days ago
20.

Bama    

Maybe this dude should get a few DUIs and beat a few girlfriends. Or even better have 15 kids with different baby mommas. He would be the star of the Vikings then. Or rape someone.

255 days ago
21.

Vote2012    

He has breasts like a woman, I would throw him off the team just for that fact.

255 days ago
22.

bigfranklittle    

Or maybe the point is.... you can say what ever you want but you can't use our platform notice nobody cares what he says now?? I love how people think that peoples 1st ammendment right include using someone else's platform.

255 days ago
23.

Jax    

Well, now he needs a job and a bra.

255 days ago
24.

CL    

What a moron. Confused his job as a punter with a job as a PR Spokesperson for GLAAD. No wonder he got fired. Nevermind his illegal modifications to his uniform.

255 days ago
25.

depressionbaby    

Is that picture an Under Armour commercial?

255 days ago
26.

Rocky Lore    

Chris Kluwe is a gay fascist, playing the gay card like Jason Collins.

255 days ago
27.

Greg Vaughn    

Well that is pretty convenient.
So only the gay wrestlers have an excuse to get cut? What a crock!!! I have seen this guy wrestle and quite frankly he is just NOT that good.
In addition to that ~ most wrestler's careers depend on popularity. Maybe he wasn't that popular? >>>>OR SHOULD WE BLAME THAT ON BEING GAY ALSO????
I think I'm going to turn gay so I will have a built in excuse whenever something bad happens to me.

255 days ago
28.

James    

This Country Has Freedom Of Speech And Freedom Of Religion And Don't Hate on Someone Is The Best Thing And Be Sure Not To Step On Someones Religious Views I Just Hope Everyone Understands That And Some Religions Are Not For Men Sleeping With Men I Know One Is The Holy Bible ,The NIV,,King James Version So If People Are upset At Any People Who are Christians For Reading The Bible The Church Needs To Separate From Those Who Don't Follow And Support Those Who Do Reason Christians Are Being Killed Now In Other Country's Now Is The Time That Those Who Follow God The Bible Come together Only Buy And Sell To Each other And Help Fellow Brothers And Sisters Reason A Person Gets Baptized Is To Wash away Their Sins And Live For God Means You Have A Funeral For The Body And Soul You Was Prior To The Baptism And Live For God So My Point Is If Who Ever You Work For Is A Person Who Reads Gods Book Then You May Want To Find Something Else To Do Besides Working With a Man Or Women Who Reads The Bible

254 days ago
29.

James    

This Country Has Freedom Of Speech And Freedom Of Religion And Don't Hate on Someone Is The Best Thing And Be Sure Not To Step On Someones Religious Views I Just Hope Everyone Understands That ... Some Religions Are Not For Men Sleeping With Men, I Know One Is The Holy Bible ,The NIV,,King James Version So If People Are upset At Any People Who are Christians For Reading The Bible The Church Needs To Separate From Those Who Don't Follow And Support Those Who Do Reason Christians Are Being Killed Now In Other Country's Now Is The Time That Those Who Follow God The Bible Come together Only Buy And Sell To Each other And Help Fellow Brothers And Sisters Reason A Person Gets Baptized Is To Wash away Their Sins And Live For God ...Means You Have A Funeral For The Body And Soul You Was Prior To The Baptism And Live For God

254 days ago
30.

kitten roulaine    

Why does he have huge boobs ! ? His arms and chest are disproportioned. Ewww, I just bet he think's he's the bees knees.

254 days ago
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