Matt Birk, a former Minnesota Viking and prep star at Cretin-Derham Hall, has decided to retire after 15 seasons in the NFL, the last winning a Super Bowl title with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Minnesota Vikings drafted John Sullivan in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He replaced a fan favorite as the team’s starting center in 2009 and has become a leader on the offensive line. He frequents the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and donated money to build a playground for the ailing children.
He’s being called the “unlikely spokesperson” for the pro-gay marriage cause.
Here in Minnesota, star athletes have weighed in on the marriage amendment. Lynx star Seimone Augustus has joined Vikings punter Chris Kluwe in opposition to the amendment, while former Viking Matt Birk supports it.
Here are the Op-eds that are causing such a buzz. Click here to see Matt Birk’s piece Click here to see Kris Kluwe’s piece Take a look at Matt Birk’s video
In addition to the ad wars and lawn sign battles over the marriage amendment, a battle of NFL stars is now underway.
The group promoting a constitutional ban on gay marriage in Minnesota is debuting its first two TV ads of a heated campaign on Monday.
Randy Moss, Jared Allen and Fran Tarkenton — who’s your favorite Minnesota Viking?
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