Jamie Kuntz a freshman linebacker at North Dakota State College of Sciences missed game one of the 2012 season because of a concussion. Jamie missed game two and now the rest of the season as he’s been kicked off the team because he’s gay…
The school located in Wahpeton, ND admits that Kuntz was disciplined by the team, but says it wasn’t because he is gay. Football coach Chuck Parsons told Kuntz in a letter that he was removed from the team for lying about the kiss.
Kuntz’ version is that he and his 65-year-old boyfriend (not a type-o on the age) were in the press box at the game against Snow College in Pueblo, Colo., over Labor Day weekend. He was videotaping the game for the team and at some point when his Wildcats were down by more than 40 points “the kiss just happened.”
A teammate apparently saw the kiss and told coaches, Kuntz said. When Parsons confronted Kuntz on the bus ride back to North Dakota, Kuntz told him the man he kissed was his grandfather. Later, feeling guilty about lying Kuntz came clean to his coach.
In a Sept. 3 dismissal letter obtained by the Associated Press, Parsons told Kuntz he was being ousted from the team under the “conduct deemed detrimental to the team” category outlined in guidelines in the team’s player’s manual. Parsons specifically noted the manual’s section on “lying to coaches, teachers or other school staff.”
“This decision was arrived at solely on the basis of your conduct during the football game; and because you chose not to be truthful with me when I confronted you about whom else was in the box with you,” Parsons wrote. “Any conduct by any member of the program that would cause such a distraction during a game would warrant the same consequences.”
Kuntz obviously doesn’t believe he was dismissed simply for lying.
A few things about this situation, because I feel bad for the kid…
- Mark Sanchez apparently keeps company with a cougar, why can Kuntz hang with a homosexual cradle robbing grandpa?
- The Wildcats lost the game 63-17. If coach Parsons paid a little more attention to what was going on between the lines rather than in the press box, perhaps the Wildcats would be better off.
- Parsons’ is just flat out wrong to kick the kid off the team because he stole his boyfriend…