Chris Kluwe kicked up quite a buzz with his Deadspin piece
sticking up for NFLers' right to free speech. The article attacked Maryland delegate Emmett Burns for trying to
suppress comments made in support of same-sex marriage by Baltimore
Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo -- and it went viral.
Kluwe has since released a book of collected essays titled Beautiful Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football and Assorted Absurdities
, and he speaks to Jian about the platform that professional football has provided him with to be a role model.
Standing up for fair treatment of everyone isn't a new shtick for Kluwe, though. "I was raised by my parents to treat other people the way I would like to be treated," he says. "It's a very simple philosophy -- we learned it in kindergarten."Original show aired July 12, 2013