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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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Priefer: I’ve learned a hard lesson

The Vikings suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer last Friday night after an investigation into claims by the team’s former punter Chris Kluwe that Priefer made homophobic remarks while speaking to the team. Priefer made his first public comments about the suspension, which is for three games with the potential to go down to two games after Priefer completes sensitivity training...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Mike Priefer Apologizes For Remarks, Bringing Shame to the Vikings

Getty Image Bad news beat day continues today as the Vikings Mike Priefer apologized today in his first public remarks since his suspension was announced by the league last week. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Priefer opened with the following statement: I’d like to start off by saying that I like to set a higher standard for myself — a higher standard of conduct...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
18 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe, Vikes to continue talks

The attorney for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he won't file suit against the team for now, after conversations with a Vikings attorney re-opened the door for settlement discussions. Clayton Halunen, Kluwe's attorney, said in an email on Wednesday afternoon that he had talked with Vikings attorney Joe Anthony, and that both agreed to recommend continued...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kluwe backs off threat to sue Vikings -- for now

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is backing away from his threat to sue the team over alleged discrimination -- for now. Kluwe vowed last week to sue because he was unhappy with the team's resolution of his complaint against special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for alleged anti-gay slurs. The Vikings suspended Priefer for three games and made...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A sneak peek at Chris Kluwe’s new book

DrawPlayDave   Chapter list: 1. Tutorial chapter that everyone skips2. Epic Fail, the Vikings bigot story3. I used to be a punter like you, but then I took discrimination to the knee4. Butthair Gobbling Taint Suckers5. Why Twilight Sparkle is the best pony6. Socially Awkward Penguin Haikus7. Released? Right in my feels8. Can I haz Karma now? How to make Reddit blindly follow...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FN's 'Monday Morning Huddle': Vikings Suspend Special Teams Coach

Football Nation proudly presents the eighth episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. This week's podcast starts with the Minnesota Vikings and the suspension the franchise handed out to its special teams coach Mike Priefer. In former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's story and letter to Deadspin, Kluwe included several anecdotes where...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kluwe: NFL favors wife beaters, drunk drivers over gay rights supporters

The investigation into former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's allegations against special teams coordinator Mike Priefer reveals Kluwe seemingly had one man in his corner, long snapper Cullen Loeffler, the only other person who supported Kluwe's allegation of Prieffer's homosexual remarks. The memo reveals both Kluwe and Loeffler say they heard Priefer say, "We should...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe: NFL Gives Redemption For Wife Beaters, Not Civil Rights Activists

Chris Kluwe spoke out again on the NFL and their toleration for anti-gay remarks. He compared them to Ray Rice's altercation with his wife.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kluwe: Priefer's suspension not enough

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe criticized how the team responded to a six-month independent investigation into his claims of homophobic behavior in the organization. Kluwe said a 29-page summary of the investigation gave an inaccurate representation of special teams coordinator Mike Priefer's conduct. The team announced Friday night that Priefer is suspended without...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Juice This: Chris Kluwe Sues Vikings

What's Jimmy Graham worth? Apparently more than the NFL draft is worth to New York because they're moving it to Los Angeles. Or Chicago. Maybe. And what's Pam Oliver worth? Apparently not as much as Erin Andrews, because the clueless one has been promoted to sideline reporter for Fox's No. 1 Sunday NFL broadcast team ahead of Oliver, who, like most women, was unable...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe to sue Minnesota Vikings

Chris Kluwe talking Tuesday, July 15, 2014 about his intentions to sue the Minnesota Vikings. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTChris Kluwe is a new breed of NFL player and athlete, and started using Twitter in 2010 to talk to fans about his career, and his interests. Kluwe was a punter for the...
Via Patriots Life
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings claim they released Kluwe due to a decline in his play

The Minnesota Vikings released a statement on Friday responding to the many things surrounding former punter Chris Kluwe.  One of those things is that people believe he was released because of his activism within the gay and lesbian community.  They of course deny that. “The record fails does not support the claim that the Vikings released Kluwe because of his activism on behalf...
Via Pro Football Zone
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gay Rights Activist Chris Kluwe Is Both a Hero and Hypocrite

Chris Kluwe started a fight. It began as a noble fight. A fight that had the potential to change the NFL world. To make it better. To make locker rooms better. He accomplished some of that. His former assistant coach, Mike Priefer, was suspended by the Vikings three games after the team's internal investigation showed Kluwe's claim that Priefer made a homophobic remark was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe Blasts Vikings Over Twitter After Franchise’s Response

Chris Kluwe blasts Vikings on Twitter after franchise's response to his Deadspin article.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Suspend Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer

The Minnesota Vikings have decided to suspend their special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for three games at the conclusion of an investigative report that the team ran. The report was issued to check allegations stemming from insensitive, homophobic comments that were first reported by the team’s former punter, Chris Kluwe. Kluwe, a well-known activist in the gay rights community...
Via The Sideline
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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