Jamie Kuntz was a linebacker for the North Dakota State College of Science football team right up until he was caught kissing his significantly older boyfriend at an away game in the press box, where he was supposed to be filming the game. When confronted, Jamie first denied it, then later admitted the truth. (Mind you Jamie wasn’t even out at the time.) After admitting the truth Jamie was dismissed from the team for lying and for creating a distraction to the other players.
Jamie however, says he was kicked off the team for his sexual orientation. And I’m inclined to agree, because while the school says they would have done the same if he was kissing a girlfriend, I highly doubt the consequences would have been so severe. In my opinion, Jamie-or anyone for that matter- should have only gotten a suspension at most.
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