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Chris Kluwe

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  • Punter Chris Kluwe says he will sue Vikings for discrimination

    Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe plans to sue the Vikings for discrimination, Kluwe and his lawyer said Tuesday at a news conference in Minneapolis. Kluwe and attorney Clayton Halunen also said the team backed out of a promise to release the...
  • Vikings suspend assistant for gay remarks

    Vikings suspend assistant for gay remarks
    The Minnesota Vikings suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for three games and plan to give $100,000 to gay and lesbian rights organizations after former punter Chris Kluwe alleged that Priefer made inappropriate comments while he was with the...
  • Minnesota Vikings suspend special teams coach for anti-gay remarks

    Minnesota Vikings suspend special teams coach for anti-gay remarks
    Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer has been suspended three games by the Vikings following an investigation into allegations made by former punter Chris Kluwe that the coach made homophobic remarks. An independent investigation, commissioned...
  • Kluwe: Priefer's suspension not enough

    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe criticized how the team responded to a six-month independent investigation into his claims of homophobic behavior in the organization. Kluwe said a 29-page summary of the investigation gave an inaccurate...
  • Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player

    Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player
    It took nearly the entire draft, but Michael Sam and the NFL finally made history. The St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in the seventh round to select Sam, who has officially become the league's first openly gay player. Being picked by St. Louis...
  • Punter Chris Kluwe lacks an NFL job, but he isn't finished kicking

     Punter Chris Kluwe lacks an NFL job, but he isn't finished kicking
    The footballs boom off his foot, sailing high and far, the equivalent of 45, even 50 yards beyond a line of scrimmage. And when the kicker eases up a bit to concentrate on location, he rolls punts within three feet of each other. If Chris Kluwe had...
  • Michael Sam, the Bears and the gay-challenged NFL

    Michael Sam, the Bears and the gay-challenged NFL
    Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is openly gay and proud. He is preparing to play in the NFL. And so I thought of Lance Briggs. I thought of last April when NBA veteran Jason Collins told the world he is gay. I thought of Briggs’ Twitter...
  • Brendon Ayanbadejo calls Michael Sam a pioneer in tradition of Jackie Robinson

    Brendon Ayanbadejo calls Michael Sam a pioneer in tradition of Jackie Robinson
    The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking revelation that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo. Ayanbadejo regards Sam as a...
  • Michael Sam could drop in NFL draft after coming out as gay

    Missouri All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam is poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL after coming out publicly in interviews published Sunday by the New York Times and ESPN's "Outside the Lines." But just when during May's...
  • Vikings' Mike Priefer denies allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe

    Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer denied former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's allegations Thursday that he made homophobic comments and discriminated against the player for his pro-gay rights stances while he was with the team. "I vehemently...
  • Peyton Manning is unanimous pick as quarterback on All-Pro team

    Peyton Manning isn't the guy you want to bring up if you're looking for a little lively debate among the folks who pick the Associated Press' All-Pro football team. All 50 of them think he's the best quarterback in the NFL this season. And it's hard...