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Dayton critical of Vikings releasing Kluwe
"Yeah, I don't feel good about it," said Dayton when asked about the Minnesota Vikings decision to release outspoken punter Chris Kluwe on Monday.
"I'm not in a position to evaluate the relative punting abilities, but it seems to me the general manager said, right after the draft, they were going to have competition," Dayton recalled. "Well, they bring the one guy in, he kicks for a weekend and that's competition?"
The Vikings and general manager Rick Spielman have been adamant that the decision was strictly football related. And even Kluwe said that ownership had supported his activism in the past. But Kluwe also said he doesn't know the discussions that team officials had behind closed doors.
"I just think sports officials ought to be honest about what the heck is going on, same way I think public officials should be honest about what's going on, so that bothers me probably as much, if not more, than the actual decision," Dayton said.
Spielman said in a Monday release that the decision to cut Kluwe right away was made to allow him a better chance at signing on with another team.
"That's their decision to make," Dayton concluded. "They don't give political advice. I don't give them coaching advice."
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