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Chris Kluwe calls Mankato the STD capital of Minnesota [UPDATE]

With looks like Kluwe's, steering clear of STDs can be difficult.
With looks like Kluwe's, steering clear of STDs can be difficult.

-- Update at bottom --

Chris Kluwe wanted to be in Mankato for Vikings training camp this summer, but that was no longer in the cards after the Vikes decided to go with a younger, cheaper punter.

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But getting released hasn't stopped the outspoken Kluwe, now with the Oakland Raiders, from using Twitter to voice his opinions. And yesterday, he sounded off on Mankato.

Here's what Kluwe, married with two kids, had to say:

He then added this about the now-demolished Gage Hall , the dorm where Vikings players used to stay during training camp:

Some Mankato residents and/or sympathizers weren't about to take Kluwe's diss lying down, however:

But Kluwe didn't apologize:

"Facts"? Not quite, Chris. As you'd expect, according to the latest numbers, STD cases in Minnesota tend to be concentrated in the Twin Cities metro area .

So we're not quite sure where Kluwe came up with his "STD capitol of MN" quip. Perhaps it's something to ask him about during his next Reddit Ask Me Anything session.

:::: UPDATE ::::

This morning, Kluwe responded to my skepticism about Mankato being the STD capitol of Minnesota with the following tweets:

Vikings training camp: when the players aren't focused on football, they're learning about when and where to be extra sure to carry condoms, apparently.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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