“Travis Kelce is a knucklehead”: Jason Whitlock takes aim at Chiefs TE for his stance on Harrison Butker’s speech

Jason Whitlock fires at Travis Kelce
Jason Whitlock fires at Travis Kelce

Harrison Butker shook up the NFL world with his commencement speech at Benedictine College. His teammates and people close to him have voiced their opinion, including Travis Kelce. However, Kelce's words irked Jason Whitlock.

On the latest episode of the New Heights podcast, brothers Jason and Travis Kelce dove deep into their reaction to Butker’s speech and the controversy around it. The three-time Super Bowl champion did not shy away from sharing his unfiltered opinion. He said:

“When it comes down to his views and what he said at Saint Benedict’s commencement speech, those are his. I can’t say I agree with the majority of it or just about any of it, outside of just him loving his family and his kids.”

However, Whitlock had a problem with what Travis Kelce said:

“Travis Kelce said a whole lot of nothing there because he has virtually no self-awareness and that's not a personal attack on Travis Kelce. It's really an attack on the great wealth and fame and attention and adoration we pour on athletes.
“He has no reason to be self-aware. He thinks that he's here and he's famous and he's rich and he's super successful because both of his parents worked outside the home. He doesn't recognize because Travis Kelce is a knucklehead.”

Harrison Butker has faced a ton of backlash for his commencement speech, but he has also found a few supporters. Kelce was one of the few who displayed a neutral stance.

Harrison Butker has no regrets

Butker once again took to the podium last Friday, the first time since his commencement speech. And the Chiefs kicker did not back off from his controversial stance. He said at a gala event:

"The more I’ve talked about what I value most, my Catholic faith, the more polarizing I’ve become. It’s a decision I’ve consciously made, and one I do not regret at all.”

All eyes will be on Harrison Butker as the Chiefs begin their campaign for a three-peat on Sept. 8 against perennial rivals, the Baltimore Ravens.

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