DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) - An 18-year-old football player says North Dakota State College of Sciences kicked him off the team after finding out he is gay.
The college in Wahpeton acknowledges Jamie Kuntz was disciplined by the team. But football coach Chuck Parsons told Kuntz in a letter that he was removed for lying.
What Kuntz lied about was a kiss from his from his much-older boyfriend at a game earlier this month.
Kuntz was injured, so he was in the press box at Snow College in Pueblo, Colo. Kuntz was videotaping the game when he says "the kiss just happened."
When Parsons confronted Kuntz on the bus ride back to North Dakota, Kuntz lied and told him the man was his grandfather.
Kuntz said he later felt guilty about lying and came clean.
The Associated Press