Connect with us


NFL stars express support for Harrison Butker amid speech drama

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker received support from his teammate Chris Jones and former wide receiver Cole Beasley amid drama over his commencement speech.

Butker came under fire for his address to Benedictine College graduates over the weekend, which appeared to be rooted in his Christian values. Jones and Beasley were two of the few players in the league or related to the NFL to express support.

“I love you @buttkicker7! My brotha,” Jones wrote on X in response to a petition going around to urge the Chiefs to release the kicker.

When an X user wondered whether Jones would delete the post, the defensive tackle said, “Negative.”

Beasley, who retired from the NFL last season after a short stint with the New York Giants, wrote he was “with (Butker).”


Chris Jones in Las Vegas
Cole Beasley warms up

The Super Bowl champion kicker also appeared to get some support from Gracie Hunt, the daughter of Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt. She appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Friday and was asked about his remarks.

“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. And I understand that there are many women out there who can’t make that decision. But for me and my life, I know it was really formative and in shaping me and my siblings into who we are,” she said.

When asked whether she understood where Butker was coming from, she agreed.

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

Follow Fox News Digital’s sports coverage on X and subscribe to the Fox News Sports Huddle newsletter.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must See

More in News