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Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl Tight End Travis Kelce Breaks His Silence on the Harrison Butker Speech

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Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl Tight End Travis Kelce Breaks His Silence on the Harrison Butker Speech

Head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes already responded to questions regarding Butker’s speech. Both of them stated, while disagreeing with his statements, that they still value him as a teammate.

 

Kelce said something similar on his New Heights podcast which he hosts with his brother, Jason. He stated:
“I’ve known him for seven-plus years probably, eight-plus years and I cherish him as a teammate.
“When it comes down to his views and what he said at the [Benedictine College] commencement speech, you know, those are his. I can’t say I agree with the majority of it — or, just about any of it outside of just him loving his family and his kids.
“And I don’t think that I should judge him by his views — especially his religious views of how to go about life. That’s just not who I am.”
Butker referenced Kelce and his famous girlfriend, Taylor Swift, in his speech, but did not use their names.
While many want the Chiefs to cut Butker over his speech, there obviously is no plan to do so. Firing a person because of their religious or political beliefs would be a violation of their constitutional rights.
It is a shame the NFL did not have the same consideration for Colin Kaepernick.

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