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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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31.

hotwasabi21    

I love football; but the NFL itself is definitely shady and more and more despicable! According to them, its ok for racists, criminals, drug-users, and bullies to play in the NFL, but someone shows courage by standing up for equal rights even when no one else around them is standing up, and they get ex-communicated!!??!! And that's on top of the fact that they knowingly hid data/studies from the players and public about head injuries! Get your priorities right, NFL!

255 days ago
32.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh come on... ;D i bet kluwe is totally a 'let the coaches touch n tickle him down there' kind of guy.. xDD touch and tickle! tickle tickle! xD they probably fired him to see if he's going to snitch.

255 days ago
33.

chrisfromPA    

Kluwe wasn't "great," not by a long shot. In every important punting category, he was in the bottom part of the NFL. The numbers don't lie; neither does his contract, which was hundreds of thousands more expensive than his replacement. Finally, those coaches may be bigots, but it's he said/he said, which is not evidence.

255 days ago
34.

Umanyways    

Sorry not true

254 days ago
35.

en Todo Momento!!    

i'm just saying.. if you're going to be all brave and admit you are 'pro gay' then admit that you are pro pedo as well. why hide behind all your sanduskys? speak up bitch. tell them you think it's good for boys to be 'broken in' by their coach team. tell us that this is they only way you made it there. stop being a closed up pssy.

227 days ago
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