Mr. Matthew Robert Birk:
Retired Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk passed on a team visit to the White House this week to make a political point, he said in a radio interview on Thursday.
“I wasn't there," Birk, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, told 100.3 FM KFAN in Minneapolis.. "I would say this, I would say that I have great respect for the office of the presidency but about five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in a speech and he said, 'God bless Planned Parenthood.'"
"Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year," Birk said. "I am Catholic, I am active in the pro-life movement and I just felt like I couldn't deal with that. I couldn't endorse that in any way." [Politico]
Not Matt Birk
October 18, 2012