EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has never shied from taking a public stance and fighting for causes he believes in, often doing so on controversial topics and becoming a lightning rod for public discussion and criticism.
Kluwe has heard from fans via his favored medium of Twitter often this season that he should be focusing on his punting instead of his protesting, and now that sentiment may be shared by one of his coaches.
"To me it's getting old," Minnesota special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said Thursday. "He's got to focus on punting and holding."
Earlier this fall, Kluwe became well-known for his stance as an advocate for same-sex marriage rights. Recently, he's taken up the cause for former Raiders punter Ray Guy, who is considered the best punter in NFL history but has not been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
As the Hall of Fame celebrated its 50-year anniversary Sunday with patches placed on uniforms, Kluwe placed a self-made st...