NFL Star Travis Kelce Responds To Teamates Harrison Butker’s Pro-Christian Speech


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Kansas City Chief’s tight-end Travis Kelce has responded to his teammate Harrison Butker’s pro-family and pro-Christian speech.

In his latest podcast episode on New Heights, Kelce shared “I cherish him as a teammate. I think Pat [Mahomes] said it best where he is every bit of a great person and a great teammate.”

The star tight-end added, “I can’t say I agree with the majority of it or just about any of it outside of just him loving his family and his kids.”

Watch Kelce’s full comments here:

NEW: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce defends kicker Harrison Butker for comments he made during a speech but says he doesn’t necessarily agree with his opinions.

“I cherish him as a teammate. I think Pat said it best: He is every bit of a great person & a great teammate.”

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— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 24, 2024

Fox Sports had these details to add:

Travis Kelce is the latest member of the Kansas City Chiefs organization and the NFL world to offer their stance on the controversial comments Harrison Butker made during a recent college commencement speech.

The star tight end offered a defense of Butker’s character, but didn’t endorse comments the kicker made during his speech that focused in part on women in the workforce.

“I cherish him as a teammate. I think Pat [Mahomes] said it best where he is every bit of a great person and a great teammate,” Kelce said on his podcast, “New Heights.” “He’s treated family and family that I’ve introduced to him with nothing but respect and kindness. And that’s how he treats everyone. When it comes down to his views and what he said at Saint Benedict’s commencement speech, those are his. I can’t say I agree with the majority of it or just about any of it outside of just him loving his family and his kids. And I don’t think that I should judge him by his views, especially his religious views, of how to go about life, that’s just not who I am.”

Kelce mentioned his upbringing, noting that both his mother and father provided for their family, calling it a “beautiful upbringing for me.”

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Harrison Butker talks about Christian values, getting married, and raising kids at a graduation ceremony, and the WOKE NFL sends out a memo bashing his speech. pic.twitter.com/F2PsWhsItD

— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) May 16, 2024

Here’s what CNN reported:

Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has spoken about the controversial comments Harrison Butker made at a commencement speech earlier this month, saying he does not agree with “just about any” of Butker’s views but did “cherish” him as a teammate.

In an address to graduates at Benedictine College, a small Catholic school in Atchison, Kansas, Butker called Pride Month a “deadly sin” and said that a woman’s accomplishments in the home are more valuable than any academic or professional goals, among other things.

“I cherish him as a teammate. I think Pat [Mahomes] said it best where he is every bit of a great person and a great teammate,” Kelce said on the latest episode of the “New Heights” podcast he hosts with his brother, Jason.

“He’s treated friends and family that I’ve introduced to him with nothing but respect and kindness and that’s how he treats everyone. When it comes down to his views and what he said at Saint Benedict’s commencement speech, those are his.

“I can’t say I agree with the majority of it or just about any of it outside of just him loving his family and his kids and I don’t think that I should judge him by his views, especially his religious views, of how to go about life. That’s just not who I am.”

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