Chris Kluwe is an NFL player who is currently between teams, but this Renaissance man is the kind of person even non-fans of the NFL would find fascinating.
A former Minnesota Viking, Kluwe also emerged as an outspoken and creative voice in the realm of social and political issues, such as marriage equality. Tonight, Kluwe is part of the cast of tonight's Wits season premiere, and today he spoke to The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley.
Kluwe whom Steve and Jill have dubbed "their favorite punter" shares an update about his NFL career and what it's like to try out as a punter with NFL teams.
Beyond the gridiron, Kluwe has several other irons in the fire. As author of the book of essays, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, Kluwe provides a glimpse into his next writing project. He talks about the status of his Minnesota-based band, Tripping Icarus. And Steve and Jill ask Kluwe what's annoying him the most right now in the wider world.
It's no wonder The New York Times has called Kluwe "The most interesting man in the N.F.L." Kluwe can be found on Twitter @ChrisWarcraft.
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- Kluwe muses on life, the universe and 'Sparkleponies' The most successful punter the Minnesota Vikings ever had -- now signed to Oakland -- has more on his mind in a new book than just football, including bad drivers, the proper degree of pressure for a handshake, and same-sex marriage.
- Chris Kluwe says equal rights are more important than football Released punter Chris Kluwe says he doesn't know what role his politics may have played in his departure, but he has no regrets.
- Kluwe: 'So long Minnesota, and thanks for all the fish!' Long-time Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has apparently been released by the team. The 8-year veteran of the team said "So long, Minnesota, and thanks for all the fish!," via his Twitter account Monday.