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Kluwe chooses silver and black over White House

By Steve Corkran
Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 12:38 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA – Veteran punter Chris Kluwe is hopeful of catching on with the Raiders this season. If he isn’t successful, it won’t be for lack of effort or dedication.
Kluwe turned down an invitation to attend a reception at the White House on June 13th in honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Month so that he could participate in the Raiders mini camp.
Kluwe informed President Obama by letter late last month.
“It is with deep regret that I must decline your invitation to attend the Reception at the White House for LGBT Pride Month on June 13th. I would really, really, really like to be there,” Kluwe wrote in response to his invitation.
“But unfortunately, not even the President of the United States is allowed to supersede an NFL mandatory mini-camp practice (at least insomuch as I can understand the new CBA, though I could possibly be mistaken), and as a current member of the Oakland Raiders, I owe it to both my teammates and my coaches to be fully prepared for the upcoming season.”
When asked about it Monday, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Kluwe is making a sound decision.
“His job is to really focus in on making our football team,” Allen said. “That needs to be the biggest focus that he has right now. Right now, he’s of the same mind-set.”
Kluwe gained notoriety for being outspoken on political issues during his eight-year career with the Minnesota Vikings.
Some questioned his dedication to his profession in the past. The same can’t be said now in light of Kluwe’s recent decision to choose offseason practices over an invitation to the White House.

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  • lefty12

    Raiders

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Thanks Corky, read that 3 days ago.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Raider E

    Pacers 83
    Heat 90

  • RaiderRockstar

    They have a reception at the White House in honor of LGBT Month?

    impeach Barach!!

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    Ah. Enuff PR stuff. It’s a convo about gay-supporting punters.

    This should get the ball rolling.

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    Gotta love offseason

  • rediaR

    LET THE BIGOTRY BEGIN!

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    Sounds like Kluwe is among many that are focused on effort.

    Maybe DA is a leader of men after all.

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    DA will point the way!

    (My first tits joke)

  • Marks hair

    dang this one’s old too.. where was this post when the thread ran up over 3000?

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    Kluwe thought he was coming to work for a transsexual coach.

    (My 2nd)

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Ford can no longer do this. The back end of the roster is getting deeper and some of these guys if we release them will get snatched up by other teams. I do not see him making this team unless he can stay consistently healthy.

    WRs

    Moore, Streeter, Vernon, Criner, Cribbs (Make team barring major injury)

    Bubble: Jenkins and Butler

    PS: McGuffie; one of the Bubble guys

    Surprising cut: Ford

  • ElkGRaider

    Corky….

    Just look at the bored. Plenty of things to post about when bored…

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    DA will milk this team for all it’s worth.

    (#3)

  • Marks hair

    I need to stop reading about our OTAs.. its depressing. .

  • ElkGRaider

    Ford makes too much money…

  • RaiderRockstar

    When asked about it Monday, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Kluwe is making a sound decision.
    “His job is to really focus in on making our football team,” Allen said. “That needs to be the biggest focus that he has right now. Right now, he’s of the same mind-set.”

    ***

    It would be funny if this clown turns down Prez JaMarcus and then still loses his job to King.

    Go Marquette!

  • rediaR

    With how much Ford actually plays he would make to much at the minimum.

  • Marks hair

    Ford should have been traded the second he got healthy last year or the second he got healthy this offseason.. never should havr let him run on our grass again

  • ElkGRaider

    *board

  • guest123

    How much are the Raiders paying Ford per catch made?

    I bet he’s among the most expensive WR’s in the league on that metric.

  • Marks hair

    I turn down an offer to go meet the President unless they were paying me quite a bit to do it..

  • RaiderRockstar

    @AW

    I can see Greg Jenkins & Sam McGuffie on the practice squad ..

  • Raider E

    What time will it be in Podunk when the Pacers are Eastern Conference Champs?

  • rediaR

    Per catch? $∞

  • Raider E

    I say about 11pm.

  • Marks hair

    it would be nice if we had at least one legit starting receiver or even a tight end..

  • Raider E

    it would be nice if the Heat lost by 20.

  • guest123

    Per catch? $∞

    ^^^^^^^^^

    infinity you say? I don’t think it approaches that number when you look at career stats.

  • Raider E

    Streater and Moore were #3 and#4 in drop percentage, respectively. lol :)

  • nycraider

    Marks Hair Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    it would be nice if we had at least one legit starting receiver or even a tight end..
    ————————
    or a pass rusher or run stuffer. our hc was just ranked 31st in the nfl. we havent had a wr catch 8 tds since 2004. we have alot of needs to fill in july

  • Raider E

    They both SUCK!!!!

  • Marks hair

    we need a waterboy to step up..

  • rediaR

    Yet the team is still likely better in each of those positions than last year.

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    Just read that the reason Gilbert was fired was cuz at the last presser, as he introduced DA, he said,

    “Here they are, Dennis Allen”

  • nycraider

    our best possession wr is our starting safety

  • Marks hair

    I said it before the draft, Reggie needs basically the greatest offseason ever to turn this thing around and make the playoffs this year.. so far it looks like a pretty rough start his first two pics look like they won’t be instant starters…

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    New Improved Dr Robert Now Cherry Flavored Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    Just read that the reason Gilbert was fired was cuz at the last presser, as he introduced DA, he said,

    “Here they are, Dennis Allen”

    ========================================

    We need a rimshot sound for the boards…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jacoby Ford makes $2.3 million for 44 catches

    not bad!

  • inonewordraider

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL 17s
    #Raiders coach Dennis Allen said third-year QB Terrelle Pryor is working hard and showing improvement “but he’s not there yet.”

  • nycraider

    so many reggie supporters said we should get 4 starters from this draft.

  • inonewordraider

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL 42m
    “Consistency” is biggest key for punter Marquette King, coach Dennis Allen said. King boomed a 70+-yard punt today, followed by a short one.

  • inonewordraider

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 49m
    Allen has high hopes for defensive tackles Walker and Sims shoring up the run defense. “That’s what they’re best suited to do,” he said.

  • inonewordraider

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL 44m
    Coach Dennis Allen said DT Christo Bilukidi is out with an ankle injury and wide receiver Jacoby Ford tweaked his hamstring last week.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Nycraider Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    so many reggie supporters said we should get 4 starters from this draft.

    ========================================

    We could have as many as seven by midseason…

  • RaiderRockstar

    JFORD makes over 52k per catch

  • Marks hair

    I could have gotten four instant starters from this draft.. but give Reggie the benefit of the doubt, its the long term of the players that’s most important.

  • guest123

    JFORD makes over 52k per catch

    ^^^^^^^^^

    that’s called value compared to what we paid DHB per catch.

  • RaiderRockstar

    that’s called value compared to what we paid DHB per catch.

    ***

    truth!