Kluwe makes a Hernandez joke on Conan

AP

As part of his tour to promote his new book, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, Raiders punter Chris Kluwe appeared Thursday night on Conan.

Kluwe explained his public support of same-sex marriage, which was sparked by the efforts of Maryland Delegate Emmett C. Burns to compel the Ravens to quiet linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.  Kluwe has used that moment to become a vocal advocate of the cause.

“What about the NFL?” host Conan O’Brien asked.  “Where’s the NFL in all this.”

“They pretty much left me alone,” Kluwe said.  “As long as you’re not out shooting people . . . .”

“It is like you you’ve got a pretty easy bar to clear there,” O’Brien said.

It was a pretty easy grab for low-hanging fruit, but the whole topic still seems a little too fresh for late-night jokes.  Still, Kluwe always speaks his mind, and he definitely spoke his mind on Conan.