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In September, news surfaced that North Dakota State College of Science freshman linebacker Jamie Kuntz had been dismissed from the team. Why? Kuntz, who is gay, had been seen kissing his boyfriend in the press box. While initial reports suggested that Kuntz had been kicked off the team simply for being gay, an OTL investigation uncovered additional accusations against Kuntz by teammates and school administrators. Tom Farrey talks with Kuntz and examines the details behind the conflicting accounts. Bob Ley hosts.
“He’s just fun to be around. I mean, everybody has fun grandparents.” – Jamie Kuntz, North Dakota State College freshman, on his 65-year old boyfriend
“One of our linebackers told me to look up in the press box. When I looked up there I just saw Jamie — he was kissing the guy on his neck and then they just started making out. The fact that it was a male, it just threw everybody off.” – Davon Stackhouse, RB, North Dakota State College
“Don’t use the platform of your first contest to be your coming-out party. Be accountable, be responsible, and know that you are going to be judged on characteristics other than your orientation.” – Stu Engen, Athletic Director, North Dakota State College, on what Jamie Kuntz could learn from his situation