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Published September 16 2012

‘Saturday Night Live’ takes aim at NDSCS gay football player controversy (with video)

FARGO – In the premiere of its 38th season, writers of “Saturday Night Live” took aim at the controversy currently surrounding the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.

On Tuesday, The Forum reported that 18-year-old Jamie Kuntz claimed he was kicked off the NDSCS football team for being gay, after he was observed kissing his 65-year-old boyfriend while filming the team’s road game in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 1. School officials, however, say Kuntz was removed from the team for lying to his coaches.

On Saturday night’s satirical Weekend Watch segment of “SNL,” actor Seth Meyers pokes fun at the relationship between Kuntz and his boyfriend (seen at 1:12 of the online clip).

“Replied the 65-year-old man, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, boyfriend? We’re having fun here, just, I’m not into labels,’ ” Meyers said.