VIDEO: NFL Network’s Kimmi Chex Delivered Powerful Message To Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker Before Signing Off Of “Total Access” Forever

Kimmi Chex looking on at NFL Network (left). Harrison Butker reacts to kick (right).Kimmi Chex (left) and Harrison Butker (right). (Photos via @awfulannouncing Twitter and Harry How/Getty Images)

NFL Network host Kimmi Chex delivered a powerful message to Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison on the final episode of “Total Access” before the crew signed off the beloved NFL Network program.

Last Saturday, Harrison Butker made headlines when he made homophobic, antisemitic, sexist and misogynistic comments during his commencement speech to graduating students at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

At one point during the speech, Butker suggested to the graduating female students that they become “homemakers.” His comments caused plenty of public outrage, and there’s an online petition with over 200,000 signatures for the Chiefs to release him.

Before “Total Access” signed off for the final time, Chex shared a powerful and inspiring message for women with Mike Yam, Michael Robinson and David Carr by her side:

“My presence on this show comes on the shoulder of the women and the hosts who came before me…I’m lucky enough to continue on here with the NFL Network and hope to give more of my voice to the league I love, while also being a wife and soon-to-be mother of two kids. Don’t ever, ever put women in a box because our potential is limitless and we can do it all.”

“Total Access” aired on NFL Network for 21 years, beginning in 2003. Earlier this month, the network announced that it was canceling the show, with the final episode airing on Friday.

Harrison Butker has not addressed the public backlash, and the Kansas City Chiefs have been quiet on the matter. Jonathan Beane, the NFL Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, told People in a statement that Butker’s “views are not those of the NFL as an organization.”

Though he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers back in 2017, Butker has spent his entire career with the Chiefs. The soon-to-be 29-year-old made 94.3 percent of field goal attempts last season, a career-best, and he didn’t miss a single extra point.

Butker has won three Super Bowls with the Chiefs. He has a career field goal percentage of 89.1 and 94.5 success rate on extra points.

Harrison Butker’s Job Appears Safe With Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs may be facing plenty of calls to release Butker following his controversial comments, but it doesn’t look like they plan to do anything about the matter.

It’s been more than a week since he made those comments. If they didn’t even wish to put out a statement on the matter, it’s hard to envision them outright releasing him at this point.


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