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Kluwe Wouldn’t Play For Redskins: ‘Money Is Nice. Dignity Is Nicer.’

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Chris Kluwe, shown here punting against the Washington Redskins in 2006, took a profanity-laced stance against the Redskins name. (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Chris Kluwe, shown here punting against the Washington Redskins in 2006, took a profanity-laced stance against the Redskins name. (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Chris Kluwe has never been one to bite his tongue. The outspoken punter grabbed national headlines when he claimed that his release from the Minnesota Vikings was due, in part, to his support of gay marriage.

Kluwe turned his attention to another cause Thursday — the Washington Redskins name.

He was among the chorus of thousands of Twitter users participating in a botched PR campaign by the team that encouraged fans to tweet Sen. Harry Reid and share what the name means to them. They tweeted, but it wasn’t exactly the message the franchise was hoping for.

Kluwe said he wouldn’t punt for the Redskins if they offered him a contract.

“Money is nice. Dignity is nicer,” he tweeted.

The retired 32-year-old began his crusade against the team’s name with a profanity-laced tweet to the Redskins organization.

“What the (expletive) is wrong with you? Creating a hashtag called #redskinpride is like asking people to support #holocaustpride,” he wrote.

Here are a few of Kluwe’s other tweets.

Critics of the name have repeatedly referred to it as a racial slur. However, team owner Daniel Snyder believes the name is a badge of honor for Native Americans and says he will never change it.

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