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Giants’ Markus Kuhn can’t practice without work visa

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Giants seventh-round draft pick Markus Kuhn is sidelined at Organized Team Activities while he works on getting a work visa.

Kuhn, a German citizen who as a teenager played well enough on the Weinheim Longhorns club team that it earned him a scholarship offer from North Carolina State, is allowed to attend Organized Team Activities but can’t actually participate in practice until he gets his work visa, which could take days or could take months.

This just takes a little bit with bureaucracy,” Kuhn told the Star-Ledger. “It just takes a second. But it’s nothing crazy. It should come in any day, but until then we have to wait because I can’t work.”

Kuhn called the situation “strange,” and it is unusual — but it’s not unheard of in the NFL. Last year Australian punter Sav Rocca was late to Redskins camp because of delays getting a work visa. Kuhn said he expects the situation to be rectified “any day now.”

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9 Responses to “Giants’ Markus Kuhn can’t practice without work visa”
  1. hound32 says: Jun 5, 2012 2:20 PM

    how does baseball who half the players cant even speak English get away with it ?

  2. Max says: Jun 5, 2012 2:53 PM

    just need to file paper work that alll… hound32 u do know PR is US right?

  3. gpete1962 says: Jun 5, 2012 2:54 PM

    Unfortunately, Kuhn is white illegal alien !!

  4. nflofficeadmin says: Jun 5, 2012 3:36 PM

    freakin illegals!! they’re ruining this country.

  5. bulldogslc says: Jun 5, 2012 3:52 PM

    You are absolutely right, Max…but Costa Rica and other places that baseball players is not US. Baseball is just a little more prepared for this scenario.

  6. doe22us says: Jun 5, 2012 4:10 PM

    Its called an H1 B, if the quota is filled for the year its hard to get one. However, if your employer wants you they will find a way to get done.

  7. covercorner says: Jun 5, 2012 4:31 PM

    Kuhn should have applied for this work visa when he entered the draft.

  8. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 5, 2012 5:45 PM

    I’m glad this is the kind of news my team produces. No dui or drug busts, no scandals or cheating accusations. Just simple bs like this. Nice…

  9. n0hopeleft says: Jun 6, 2012 10:57 AM

    Ill take this problem anyday.

    He’ll be on the field in no time.

    Freak of nature, screaming alerts in German in the trenches.

    Scary.

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