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Gay college football player says kiss from boyfriend caused boot from team

WAHPETON, N.D. -- A former college football player claims he was kicked off the team because he's gay. 

Jamie Kuntz went to North Dakota State College of Science. He said he was dismissed after kissing his boyfriend in the press box during a game.

Kuntz initially lied about the kiss, saying his 65-year-old boyfriend was actually his grandfather. He apologized twice before being handed a letter by the head coach dismissing him from the team, for detrimental conduct.

"I believe that the facts and the thought that went into the decision and the process that was used to come to the decision were appropriate, very well thought through, and the disciplinary action that was taken, again I felt was appropriate,” said NDSCS President Dr. John Richman.

Kuntz has voluntarily withdrawn from school. He said he may consider legal action against the university. 

 

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