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Chiefs ownership sounds off on Harrison Butker

It looks as though Chiefs ownership is in full support of their kicker.

Michael W.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker found himself embroiled in controversy after some didn't take kindly to the commencement speech he gave at Benedictine College. 

“How many of you are sitting here now about to cross the stage and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you’re going to get in your career?” Butker said at the Catholic liberal arts school.

“Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world,” he said.

And while there was pushback from the NFL's top DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) officer, the ownership of the Chiefs is backing their kicker. Tavia Hunt, the spouse of Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, had the following to say in support of Butker's comments:

“I believe finding a spouse who loves and honors you as or before himself and raising a family together is one of the greatest blessings this world has to offer,” she said.

“Countless highly educated women devote their lives to nurturing and guiding their children. Someone disagreeing with you doesn’t make them hateful; it simply means they have a different opinion,” she said.

Meanwhile, daughter Gracie Hunt echoed her mother's sentiments during an interview with the popular "Fox & Friends" segment. 

“Well, I can only speak from my own experience, which is, I’ve had the most incredible mom who had the ability to stay home and be with us as kids growing up,” she said. “And I understand that there are many women out there who can’t make that decision. But for me, in my life, I know it was really formative in shaping me and my siblings to be who we are.”

“I really respect Harrison and his Christian faith and what he’s accomplished on and off the field,” Gracie Hunt added.

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Source: The Hill