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Former North Dakota College Football Player Discusses Being Kicked Off Team

Jamie Kuntz, the 18-year-old freshman linebacker that was kicked off his college football team after kissing his 65-year-old boyfriend during a game in North Dakota is speaking in a exclusive interview for SB NAtion

Kuntz was kicked off the NDSCS Wildcats team less than two weeks ago after he was caught kissing his boyfriend at a road game in the press box. He lied to his coach about it, later admitted the truth, and then was kicked off the team. The school said it was for breaking policy by lying, and also, for creating a distraction to the other players — many of whom said Kuntz’s public display of affection went way beyond kissing. Kuntz, though, says he was kicked off the team for something else.

“My sexual orientation,” he said in his first on-camera interview since he was dismissed from the team.

Kuntz is gay, and feels that is the only reason he is riding around his hometown with a reporter on a recent Thursday afternoon, instead of practicing for the Wildcats’ upcoming game with this teammates. Once football — his biggest passion in life — was over, he withdrew from the school.

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