| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:58 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
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...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:50 PM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Late Friday afternoon, David Kopay watched sun cut through cypress trees at Lands End in San Francisco as the first former NFL player to come out as gay reflected on the past two weeks.
"It's amazing, it really is, and I tell you it's because things...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:51 AM
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.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:53 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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...