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Continued: Scoggins: If Kluwe is cut, the loss will be ours

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 5, 2013 - 12:03 AM

He’s not ready to turn the page on football just yet, though. He believes he can still do the job effectively.

“My career averages are good,” he said. “It’s not like I’ve been scraping by. I really hope that I get a chance to catch on with someone else.”

So do I. The NFL is simply more interesting with Chris Kluwe in it.

 

Chip Scoggins ascoggins@startribune.com





 

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