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05/31/2013 01:50 pm ET Updated Jun 01, 2013

Chris Kluwe Informed President Obama That He Had To Miss LGBT Pride Reception For NFL Practice

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If anyone is wondering if Chris Kluwe's advocacy for marriage equality will interfere with his committment to football then he has an email for you to read.

The outspoken Oakland Raiders punter tweeted an image of an email sent to President Obama (as well as "whomever reads these things") regarding the upcoming White House reception celebrating Gay Pride Month. Despite scoring an invitation, Kluwe will not be attending because he has mandatory mini-camp practice.

Kluwe signed a contract with the Raiders earlier this month shortly after being waived by the Minnesota Vikings. Not long before Kluwe was cut, Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins wrote that "the Vikings are jettisoning Kluwe partly because they grew tired of his outspokenness."

Regardless of whether or not his views on LGBT rights or the Hall of Fame candidacy of punter Ray Guy played any role in his release from the Vikings, they won't be keeping him away from practice with the Raiders. Of course, Kluwe wouldn't necessarily argue if the president opted to send an F35 to pick him up at the team's facility.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at the email.

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