OAKLAND, Calif. – LGBT ally Chris Kluwe is signing a contract today to be the punter for the Oakland Raiders.
One of the most outspoken NFL players in support of equal rights for the LGBT community, especially marriage equality, Kluwe was cut May 6 by the Minnesota Vikings.
Kluwe will replace Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler, a free agent who bolted the Raiders to play for the Houston Texans.
“I’m excited to be an Oakland Raider and be playing in California,” Golden State native Kluwe told foxsports.com on Wednesday. “Now, my family can actually come to games.”
Kluwe said the Raiders know what they are getting, a good punter and an advocate who speaks out for his causes.
“I’m still going to be myself socially and continue to tweet and interact with my fans,” Kluwe said.