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Chris Kluwe

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  • Ex-Vikings punter: 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...
  • Super Bowl: Six Stories Media Should Have the Balls to Cover

    In the inevitable frenzy to piggyback on Super Bowl XLVIII, there are stories from every conceivable angle about the ins and outs of the game. But most of the serious topics - the ones that don't fall under the headline of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell-...
  • David Kopay offers support as Michael Sam faces NFL combine

    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...
  • Giants' Sergio Romo pitches immigration reform, one pint at a time

    The San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo is probably best known for throwing the final pitch that helped the Giants win the 2012 World Series. But the Giants' closer is also earning a reputation for his political activism. At the team’s victory...
  • On chicken sandwiches, pro football and human rights

    We are gathered here today to discuss two recent controversies about same-sex marriage. One comes from the world of pigskin, the other from the world of chicken fat. You are surely familiar with the latter. It unfolded a few weeks ago over comments by...
  • Chris Kluwe released by Minnesota Vikings

    Chris Kluwe released by Minnesota Vikings
    The Minnesota Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, Kluwe announced on Twitter. Kluwe tweeted the news on Twitter shortly after meeting with Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. Thank you to all the fans, my teammates, and the Wilf family...
  • Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responds to Ravens center Matt Birk's stance on same-sex marriage

    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responds to Ravens center Matt Birk's stance on same-sex marriage
    Predictably enough, Ravens center Matt Birk’s opposition to same-sex marriage has caught the attention of Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. In response to an op-ed Birk penned in support of, as he wrote, “preserving marriage as the sacred union...
  • Vikings punter Chris Kluwe backs up Ravens' Ayanbadejo

    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe backs up Ravens' Ayanbadejo
    Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo wasn't the only athlete stunned by a letter from a Maryland politician urging the Ravens to silence the outspoken Ayanbadejo due to his support for same-sex marriage. In an open response to the letter written by Maryland...
  • Ayanbadejo looks to bring same-sex marriage cause to Super Bowl

    Ayanbadejo looks to bring same-sex marriage cause to Super Bowl
    With the national spotlight shining on the Super Bowl-bound Ravens this week, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is apparently hoping to divert some attention off the gridiron. According to New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, just hours after Baltimore&...
  • NFLPA president Foxworth supports Ayanbadejo, slams Burns

    NFLPA president Foxworth supports Ayanbadejo, slams Burns
    In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, NFL Players Association president Domonique Foxworth said Friday that he was disappointed in Maryland House of Delegates member Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat from Baltimore County, who sent a letter to Ravens...
  • Ayanbadejo responds to politician looking to silence him on gay marriage stance

    Ayanbadejo responds to politician looking to silence him on gay marriage stance
    Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said Friday he was surprised that Maryland Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat from Baltimore County, sent a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urging him to silence his outspoken player, who has long been a vocal...