Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was a speaker at a book festival and said he believes the NFL is “slowly realizing” it needs to catch up with society on the acceptance of gay players.
On Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings formally introduced the coaching staff that will assist new head coach Mike Zimmer in his first year on the job. Most of the coaching filling the various positions have been known for some time, so Thursday’s announcement was merely a formality. One name that appeared on the list of Zimmer’s […]The post Chris Kluwe not happy Vikings opted...
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe told USA Today Sports that he’s quitting football. “I had a good eight years,” Kluwe told USA Today. “And it’s time to move on.”
Kluwe claims that his team released him last May because he publicly supported same-sex marriage. He also claims that Vikings assistant coach Mike Priefer made homophobic remarks during team meetings...
KICKED TO THE CURB
Many people thought that Chris Kluwe was cut by the Minnesota Vikings for being too outspoken, but a coach refutes that.
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
The governor of Minnesota objects to the Vikings' release of punter Chris Kluwe. See what the politician had to say about the move.
GIVE 'EM THE BOOT
Once the Vikings drafted a punter in the later rounds of the draft, the writing was on the wall for the outspoken Kluwe and on Monday, the team made the move official.
'IT'S A SHAME'
The Vikings drafted a punter over the weekend and Chris Kluwe suspects his outspoken nature and activism may lead to him being out of a job.
All people react differently when faced with awkward situations. Some choose to clam up or lash out, while others do their best to take it in stride.
Count Vikings punter Chris Kluwe among the latter group.
During Saturday's fifth round of the NFL draft, the Vikings chose Jeff Locke, a -- you guessed it -- punter out of UCLA.
Seeing as how teams rarely burn picks on punters...
GAYS IN THE NFL
Gay rights activist Chris Kluwe says closeted players may be reluctant to out themselves because they think it could negatively affect the teams they play on.