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Chris Kluwe hosts an ACTUAL fantasy draft (video)

Outspoken former Minnesota Vikings punter and World of Warcraft enthusiast Chris Kluwe recently hosted a true fantasy draft involving wizards and warlocks and other beings from a different realm. Watch as wizard-punter Kluwe, apparently the league commissioner, struggles to maintain order over a field of owners competing for ... something. [Video by Extra Mustard]
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings, Kluwe avoid lawsuit, agree to settlement

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe agreed to a settlement regarding his release from the team and claims of homophobic remarks made by special teams coach Mike Preifer.  Kluwe, which brought forth the allegations in a Deadspin.com story in January, had threatened a lawsuit against the team for sexual orientation discrimination, defamation and "...
Via Fox Sports North
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe, Vikings appear to be closing in on settlement

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe are still negotiating terms of a settlement but could be closing in on a deal according to Kluwe's lawyer, Clayton Halunen. Kluwe, released by the team in 2012 for what he believed was his public activism, and Halunen have been planning to take legal action against the team, including claims of religious discrimination...
Via Fox Sports North
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement; Avoid Lawsuit

Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings came to a win-win agreement on Friday. The former Vikings punter and the franchise have reached an out-of-court settlement, according to the Star-Tribune. The two-sides have been embattled in a nasty back and forth since the Vikings released Kluwe after the 2012 season. Kluwe wrote in a Deadspin piece last January that special teams coach Mike...
Via Thacover2
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Chris Kluwe’s Lawyers Talking Settlement with the Minnesota Vikings

The lawsuit that appeared to have no end in sight, may have an outcome sooner than expected. According to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson, Chris Kluwe’s people are talking to the Minnesota Viking’s people about a settlement. Will this messy lawsuit come to and end and quietly drift off in to the sunset or is it just another step in the process? There’s no need to recap...
Via Sportsnaut
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings hire prominent attorneys to help in Kluwe talks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Vikings announced on Tuesday that Ted Wells and Roberta Kaplan have been retained. Kluwe is threatening to sue the team after...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspended Priefer: 'With my comment, I've failed'

MANKATO, Minn. -- With the Minnesota Vikings reporting to training camp Thursday, special teams coach Mike Priefer was apologetic regarding his homophobic comments, which came to light after an investigation into claims made by former punter Chris Kluwe. Priefer will be suspended without pay for the first three games of the regular season and will undergo sensitivity training after...
Via Fox Sports North
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Bold Predictions for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings

The 2013 season is a season that the Minnesota Vikings would like to forget. The Vikings fired Leslie Frazier, and lost Jared Allen and Kevin Williams to free agency, but with every new year comes a new start and a chance to make a name for yourself. Now here are 3 bold predictions for the 2014 Minnesota Vikings.Chris Kluwe returns to punt. Chris Kluwe is planning to sue the Minnesota...
Via Football Nation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Kluwe calls out Vikings on MSNBC

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is one of the most outspoken players in the history of the NFL. The avid marriage equality and gay rights advocate has as much a social conscience as anyone to ever play the game. From gun control to civil rights, Kluwe is somebody who almost always has something meaningful to say. And he’s had A LOT to say about the Minnesota Vikings...
Via The Sports Bank
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe to LIGHT UP Minnesota Vikings tonight on MSNBC

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is one of the most interesting and outspoken men in the NFL. The avid online gamer and gay rights advocate has as much a social conscience as any former football player. From gun control to civil rights, Kluwe is somebody who always has something meaningful to say. And he’s had A LOT to say about the Minnesota Vikings lately on Twitter...
Via The Sports Bank
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe: NFL favors wife beaters over gay rights supporters

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is still upset with the NFL. Kluwe wasn’t happy with the three game suspension of Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer. Kluwe told Fox Twins Cities that he thought Priefer should’ve been suspended for more than three games. Kluwe also thinks that the NFL has its priorities in the wrong place and believes the league favors...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Now a Liability to the Advancement of LGBT Rights

In the past it was easy to applaud former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe for taking a stand in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Anyone that speaks out in support of the rights of others deserves to be applauded. Having someone of his notoriety promoting the cause didn't hurt either.However, in light of his behavior over the...
Via FatManWriting
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe and the Vikings: Hammered Down

KinkyThere is a saying in Japan: the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. It's nicely indicative of where that society is, in re confirming to societal norms, and not putting yourself above the people who pay your pay check. And that's Not America.The intersection of where football players end and regular humans begin is, I think, found in punters. You've got a group...
Via Five Tool Tool
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe Goes to Twitter Instead of Police About Vikings & Underage Girls

I don’t see anything funny about Chris Kluwe going on Twitter saying he has knowledge of Vikings players having inappropriate relations with an underage girl. Kluwe who is trying to turn the fact that he was cut because he wasn’t a very good punter and punters are disposable until a cash payment from the Vikings. He is saying he was cut because of his pro-gay stance and had to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Suspend Mike Priefer In Response To Chris Kluwe’s Allegations

The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday night that they have suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer after an independent report confirmed former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations that Priefer made homophobic comments. “In this instance, Coach Priefer fell short of what is expected,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and president Mark Wilf said in a statement via ESPN. “Accordingly...
Via NESN.com
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Mike Priefer suspended 3 games after Kluwe investigaton

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that special teams coordinator Mike Priefer has been suspended three games without pay, in wake of the investigation surrounding him and former punter Chris Kluwe. Back in January of this year, Kluwe wrote a detailed article on Deadspin claiming that Priefer had been making homophobic comments. Since the report by […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe to sue Vikings; Coach suspended three games

The Minnesota Vikings have suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer three games following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by former punter Chris Kluwe. Priefer has also pledged $100,000 to LGBT rights charitable and educational organizations. Attending anti-harassment, diversity and sexual-orientation sensitivity training can reduce his suspension to...
Via Tireball.com
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe fires Twitter bombs at Vikings, says players were caught with underage girl

Chris Kluwe went scorched earth on the Minnesota Vikings over Twitter Friday because of his dissatisfaction with the way they’ve handled negotiations regarding his lawsuit. Kluwe is suing the Vikings and alleging he was cut by the team over his political/same-sex marriage views. He was in negotiations with the team over a possible settlement, but […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings release findings of investigation of claims made by former punter Kluwe

The Minnesota Vikings have released the findings of their investigation into homophobic remarks made by special teams coach Mike Priefer after allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe. However, Kluwe isn't satisfied with Minnesota's actions and said he will file a lawsuit against the team on Monday. The team announced Friday evening that Priefer would be suspended for three...
Via Fox Sports North
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe Will Sue Minnesota Vikings, Goes Off On Twitter

Never let it be said that I didn’t try. Apparently the Vikings want to do this the hard way. — Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) July 18, 2014 It was always to be expected that the Minnesota Vikings-Chris Kluwe situation was always going to get sticky and today it erupted. The Vikings suspended their Special Teams coach […] The post Chris Kluwe Will Sue Minnesota Vikings, Goes Off...
Via Diehardsport
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Reportedly Made Jerry Sandusky Jokes

Right above those who sexually assault and molest kids are those who make fun of the despicable act. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe made fun of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal while he was a member of the team.  Per league source, report regarding Kluwe investigation will include evidence that Kluwe made light...
Via Sportsnaut
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Needs to Shut Up

Just recently the out of work punter and gay rights activist Chris Kluwe and his lawyer have threatened to sue the Vikings. They claim that one of the assistant coaches used gay slurs during Kluwe’s time there, which is inappropriate, even if non of the Vikings players were being picked on for their sexual orientation. […] The post Former Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe...
Via Champs Nation
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe plans to sue Minnesota Vikings

At one point in time Chris Kluwe was one of the NFL’s top punters. Then Kluwe’s numbers began to drop, he made some pro gay marriage comments and eventually the Minnesota Vikings drafted his replacement. Unable to win the punting job in Oakland last season Kluwe sat out all year. He later would claim to have been released by the Vikings due to his gay marriage views. A swarm...
Via Tireball.com
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Plans To Sue Team

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday. Lawyer Clayton Halunen said they’ll seek a copy of the Vikings’ internal investigation and make it public if they can. They accused the Vikings of reneging on a pledge to release the report, which they believe corroborates...
Via NESN.com
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe: Vikings reneged on releasing investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says the team has reneged on a promise to give him a copy of their investigation into his allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach. The Vikings hired two outside lawyers in January to examine Kluwe's claims that special teams coordinator Mike Priefer used slurs and taunts to try to quash Kluwe's outspoken support...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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