Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman joined PFT Live on Tuesday to discuss a variety of topics, including Kluwe’s status and the possible connection between the drafting of a punter and the desire to avoid distractions.
“That has absolutely nothing to do with our decision,” Spielman said, “and I did meet with Chris Kluwe [Monday] and actually told him that our ownership had supported him on this. If he wants to go out and speak for what his beliefs are we’re all for the right of the First Amendment and free speech and I told Chris and emphasized that to Chris [Monday].
“My job is to make the best football decisions for our organization, and when we drafted Locke we knew there was going to be some controversy, is Kluwe going to be here, not be here. We’re basing this purely off of football only and I think Chris truly understands that especially after I did speak with him again [Monday] about that. What I also told Chris was we’ll go through [a rookie minicamp] this weekend to kind of see where we’re at and then I’ll meet with him on Monday and we’ll go forward from there.”
So the faster we get him out of here the better right? He can try and find someplace willing to put up with all the distraction or maybe follow a similiar player like Tebow to Canada? Who knows? Who cares?
Open that spot up for another UDFA willing to play his heart out though!
Maybe even just a augmented person like someone in a landwalker
LANDWALKER (via sakakibarakikai)