Butker initially received backlash — primarily on social media — after his wide-ranging May 11 speech, addressed to practicing Catholics, touched on a number of hot-button issues, including abortion and “degenerate cultural values.” The 28-year-old kicker notably argued that women have been told “diabolical lies” about prioritizing career advancement over motherhood, and suggested Pride Month celebrates a “deadly sin.” He also urged men to be more present — and “do hard things” — in and outside the home.

Butker, who is one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers of all time in terms of career field goal percentage, briefly saw his No. 7 jersey become one of the league’s top sellers after his remarks went viral.