A North Dakota college student has kicked off the school's football team after being seen kissing his boyfriend during a game.
Jamie Kuntz, a student at the North Dakota State College of Science, was sitting out the game against Snow College due to an injury was seen kissing his boyfriend while he filmed the game for the press box.
Kuntz told LGBT activist Dan Savage, "We were getting destroyed. The game was a total blowout. And I guess I got bored and so I kissed my boyfriend and some of my teammates saw us."
Head coach Chuck Parsons confronted Kuntz about the kiss in the bus ride home and Kuntz originally told Parsons that the man he kissed was his grandfather, Kuntz's boyfriend is believed to be 65 years old. Kuntz later told Parsons the truth and sent out a text to his coach saying that he was gay and apologized for lying.
Kuntz apologized for a second time, but Parsons sent him a letter saying that he was kicked off the team for "detrimental" actions and being a "distraction".
Savage reported that other members of the team have had "criminal charges and convictions" and have been seen drinking, but remain on the team's roster.
North Dakota State College of Science has yet to comment on the accusation and Kuntz has since left the school.
Kuntz is looking to transfer to either the University of Minnesota or the University of Colorado. "I want to go to a bigger city for a fresh start," Kuntz said.
Kuntz's family and friends has his support for the most part, saying, "The only thing my mom is struggling with is the age of my boyfriend, but that's understandable. She'll get used to it eventually."