CHRIS KLUWE NEWS

Mike Priefer believes he is a better man due to sensitivity training

Minnesota Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer has returned to the team after serving a two game suspension after some comments he made about homosexuals. Those comments also led to punter Chris Kluwe to be released after speaking out against him and the NFL. One of the conditions Priefer had to meet was attending sensitivity training. Not only does Priefer believe the sessions...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe Commends Minnesota Vikings for Benching Adrian Peterson; Calls Out 49ers and Pathers for Not Benching Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy

Chris Kluwe has no reason to say anything nice about the Minnesota Vikings. No one in the world would expect him to commend his former team for benching superstar running back Adrian Peterson after news that he had been indicted in Texas on child abuse charges--but he did. What is even more interesting is the question he raised in the process.How come the 49ers and Panthers have...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota Vikings P Chris Kluwe: “It doesn’t really matter how good you are”

Matt Ryan (no, not the Falcons QB) is a friend of cover32 and runs a great podcast titled “22 Weeks” that goes throughout the NFL season. In the season 3 premiere Ryan scored two huge guests, including current New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond and well known activist and former NFL punter Chris Kluwe. The Kluwe bit was particularly interesting, especially when speaking...
Via cover32 - Vikings
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe is a 'fantasy league' commissioner

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe may be best known for holding 19 team punting records and his support for gay rights that got him released from the Vikings and elected into the "Ellen Hall of Fame", but he is probably most proud of his role as 'Fantasy League' commissioner.Kluwe is a self professed geek, so this role is a perfect fit for him. Even his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings reach agreement with disgruntled punter Chris Kluwe

When punter Chris Kluwe left the Minnesota Vikings, he did not go quietly. Ever since his departure Kluwe has been on a crusade regarding homophobic comments that were made by the Vikings’ coaching staff during his time with the team. After being released by the team Kluwe threatened to sue. Today comes news that the Vikings have reached an agreement with him. Here’s what Kluwe...
Via cover32 - Vikings
August 19, 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

Vikings announce resolution with Chris Kluwe

The Minnesota Vikings announced today that they’ve come to a resolution with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe have reached a resolution of all issues relating to his departure from the Vikings and public comments made by him on January 2, 2014. Terms of the resolution were not disclosed. “We appreciate Chris Kluwe’s contributions...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former punter Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights. Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him in 2013 over his outspoken support for gay marriage. Financial details of the settlement weren'...
Via AP on Fox
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

Chris Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement

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 BlackSportsOnline
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement, avoid lawsuit

The lawyer for former punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with his client, ending the threat of a lawsuit over Kluwe's release. "The parties intend to hold a joint press conference early next week to make public the terms of a settlement arrived at late last night," Kluwe's lawyer, Clayton Halunen, wrote in a text message to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe, Vikings Reach Reported Discrimination Settlement

((HT: KARE-TV))The attorney for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says that he, his client, and the team have reached a settlement over alleged discrimination while Kluwe was on the active roster. Kluwe accused the Vikings, initially, of cutting him because of his views and his vocal demeanor over them.Kluwe said he was suing the team over their lack of handling the alleged...
Via Online Sports Guys
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe’s lawyer, Vikings hold first settlement talks since threatened lawsuit put on hold

Chris Kluwe’s lawyer held settlement talks Wednesday with the Vikings for the first time since it was announced two weeks ago that the former Minnesota punter was holding off on possibly suing the team. Clayton Halunen, who represents Kluwe, confirmed the meeting was held. Halunen said the sides will talk again Aug. 14, but that he can’t say anything else. Kluwe accused the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 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

Ted Wells to join Vikings legal team in Kluwe case

Ted Wells is joining the Vikings legal team, a source close to the situation said, as the Vikings brace for a possible lawsuit from former punter Chris Kluwe. Wells provided the NFL with a report earlier this year on the atmosphere of bullying in the Miami Dolphins locker room. Kluwe and his attorney, Clayton Halunen, have threatened a lawsuit after the Vikings did not make public...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

Kluwe apologizes for Sandusky jokes, blasts Dungy

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe told SI Now on Monday that he apologizes if he offended anyone with a joke he reportedly made while with the team. According to conditioning coach and Penn State alumnus Tom Kanavy, who was interviewed by the Vikings for a six-month investigation made into what Kluwe calls his 'wrongful termination,' Kluwe tore a hole in the back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe lawsuit to be filed against Vikings, Mike Priefer on Wednesday

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe plans to file his lawsuit against the Vikings and special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer on Wednesday, Kluwe’s lawyer wrote in a text message Monday. Clayton Halunen, Kluwe’s lawyer, told the Pioneer Press last Friday the lawsuit will seek in excess of $10 million. If any money is awarded, Kluwe says it will be donated to LGBT groups. Kluwe...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 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
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