CA gay football player says he was denied tryout at Palomar College

ABC 10 News
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January 31, 2013

A gay football player told 10News he won't apply to Palomar College after the school appeared to change its mind on offering him a chance to try out. Jamie Kuntz was a standout high school player and earned a scholarship to attend a junior college in North Dakota. However, Kuntz, a linebacker, suffered a concussion before his first game this past September. During the game, he was assigned some duties in the press box, where teammates spotted him kissing an older man -- his 65-year-old boyfriend. Some claimed there was more than kissing, which Kuntz denied. Kuntz was confronted by his coach, and Kuntz said the man was his grandfather and nothing happened. Gay advocates have defended his actions, citing the stigma of homosexuality in football.