Naturally the conversation turned towards the massively frustrated fans of this year’s disappointing Kansas City Chiefs team…
Cleaver’s take on the sorry current state of the beleaguered, all but winless local football franchise?
“There is hope,” Cleaver says. “Actually, I think the Chiefs are probably one of the top teams in the NFL but I think Matt Cassel is one of the (main) reasons they haven’t done well. I don’t think he’s the quarterback of the future, but you don’t boo anybody when they get hurt. That’s just gross.”
Cleaver is on record as being a huge Chiefs fan. In 1994 traveled with the team to Japan for an exhibition game while he was mayor of Kansas City.