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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ayanbadejo says 'Ravens did the right thing, I have no problem with them at all'

    Ayanbadejo says 'Ravens did the right thing, I have no problem with them at all'
    During an hour-long interview with The Baltimore Sun early Friday morning, former Ravens linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo emphasized that he doesn't believe he was cut from the Super Bowl champions' roster because of his strong advocacy...
  • Current and former players react to NFL concussion settlement

    The late Junior Seau was not far from the thoughts of friends and associates in the immediate aftermath of news of a proposed settlement of concussion-related lawsuits between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players. Seau,  the former San Diego...
  • Ex-Vikings punter Chris Kluwe: I was fired by a bigot and two cowards

    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wrote a a lengthy and scathing column, published online Thursday by Deadspin, detailing the reasons he feels he was released by the team prior to the 2013 season. Kluwe, who spent all eight of his NFL...
  • Ayanbadejo, Vikings' Kluwe file marriage equality brief with Supreme Court

    Ayanbadejo, Vikings' Kluwe file marriage equality brief with Supreme Court
    Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, two of the NFL's most outspoken advocates of gay marriage, have taken their fight to the highest court. The two filed an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the...
  • Ravens' Suggs, NFL players lend names to LGBT Pride shirts

    Ravens' Suggs, NFL players lend names to LGBT Pride shirts
    Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is among a group of football players who have put their names and jersey numbers on a T-shirt line that celebrates LGBT Pride Month. The NFL Players' Association has launched a One Team Pride Shirts T-shirt line meant...