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Kluwe: NFL catching up on acceptance

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.
Via min.scout.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams Sign P Bobby Cowan

  The St. Louis Rams signed punter Bobby Cowan to a contract, according to the NFL Transactions release. Cowan, 24, signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho, but he was released to make room for veteran P Chris Kluwe last year. The Rams currently have Johnny Hekker on their roster, but it appears as though they are willing to bring in some competition...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawyer of former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe threatening legal action

The lawyer for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Thursday condemned an investigation into alleged anti-gay remarks by special teams coordinator Mike Priefer as a "charade" and pledged to sue the team. "My one word description is 'outrageous,' " attorney Clayton Halunen said after the Vikings announced Priefer would be retained as part of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe outraged that Mike Priefer still has job with Vikings, threatens legal action

Mike Priefer was kept on the Minnesota Vikings staff by new coach Mike Zimmer and that is not setting well with former punter Chris Kluwe. “My one word description is ‘outrageous,’ ” Kluwe’s laywer Clayton Halunen said in an interview with the Pioneer Press. “It’s almost unimaginable that there’s a pending investigation regarding whether or not this guy engaged in...
Via Tireball.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe's attorney threatens legal action against the Vikings

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe Will Sue The Vikings

Earlier today, the Minnesota Vikings announced their coaching staff for the 2014 season. The Vikings retained three coaches from last year's staff, among them special teams coach Mike Priefer. To say that was met with displeasure from the camp of Chris Kluwe would be doing a disservice to the word 'displeasure'. The former punter, who contends he was released because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe congratulates Ray Guy on HOF election then cooks chili

Chris Kluwe has been the foremost champion for Ray Guy's Hall of Fame campaign. He congratulated the kicker then went to cook chili.
Via Gamedayr
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The Minnesota Vikings offseason is going to be UGLY! (Chris Kluwe saga!)

Chris Kluwe, Mike Priefer, Blair Walsh and Cullen Loeffler. Things are starting to get ugly in Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings and their fans are in for a LONG offseason. Everyone remembers the Kluwe article that came out at the end of 2013. Blair Walsh came out in support of Priefer. In Kluwe’s article he refused to name names. That was until Walsh and other players came out...
Via cover32 - Vikings
January 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

Chris Kluwe’s lawyer says they have texts from Blair Walsh supporting allegations

The lawyer for Chris Kluwe says he has text messages from current Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh that support Kluwe’s allegations that Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made homophobic comments during special teams meetings in the 2012 NFL season. Kluwe’s lawyer, Clayton Halunen, also says Kluwe made the team aware of Priefer’s comments last […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe’s lawyer says he has proof in the form of texts to back up claims against Priefer

Former Viking’s punter Chris Kluwe claims that his Vikings career was cut short due to his support of same sex marriage. Kluwe says he caught flack from several members of the Viking’s staff specifically special teams coach Mike Priefer. Priefer apparently made homophobic comments at team facility and Kluwe’s lawyer says that he has proof in the form of text messages from kicker...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe’s lawyer says texts back up claims about Priefer

Chris Kluwe’s lawyer says text messages confirm the former Vikings punter’s claims that his then-special teams coach, Mike Priefer, made homophobic comments after Kluwe began speaking out in favor of gay marriage. The lawyer, Clayton Halunen, told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that text messages from kicker Blair Walsh confirm that Walsh heard the same comments that Kluwe...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe Ready to Throw His Ex-Teammate Under The Bus

Kluwe obviously only cares about himself, because he has no problem taking everyone down with him. After claiming that he was cut from the Vikings because of his views and not his punting, he decided to break the trust of several teammates by outing private conversations to investigators. The teammates obviously want to continue to play in the NFL and have their only families to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe meets with Vikings investigators

Several weeks ago, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe made some strong allegations against the organization. On Friday, he met with the lawyers hired to investigate the situation. “I cooperated fully for the investigation,” Kluwe told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “The investigation is ongoing. I’m not going to comment on anything else. But I was asked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe Compares Himself To Tim Tebow

It would be suffice to say that the only thing Chris Kluwe and Tim Tebow have in common is their inability to find a job playing football right now. Kluwe, wrote earlier this month that one of the reasons the Vikings released him was because he was outspoken on marriage equality. During an appearance on Olbermann Thursday, Kluwe compared his inability to find a job to that...
Via Thacover2
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe Compares Himself To Tim Tebow

It would be suffice to say that the only thing Chris Kluwe and Tim Tebow have in common is their inability to find a job playing football right now. Kluwe, wrote earlier this month that one of the reasons the Vikings released him was because he was outspoken on marriage equality. During an appearance on Olbermann Thursday, Kluwe compared his inability to find a job to that...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe compares NFL struggles to what Tim Tebow experienced

Punter Chris Kluwe has been a lightning rod for both high praise and scathing criticism not for his on-field performance, but for his for his outspoken views on social issues, particularly gay rights. Kluwe has stated that he believes his views, not his punting, are what ended his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings and the reason for his failure to latch on with a new NFL team. In...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe now says a “Changed” Mike Priefer should get a job

Just a few weeks ago former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe accused the Vikings special-teams coordinator of making homophobic remarks in 2012, a charge Priefer “vehemently” denies. Kluwe initially had written and said he never wanted Priefer to coach again. Kluwe now says he would not have an issue with Priefer taking some time away […]The post Chris Kluwe now says a...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Punter Chris Kluwe Hires His Own Legal Defense for Vikings’ Internal Investigation

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who alleges that the team released him because of his gay-rights activism, has retained legal counsel. In a piece that Kluwe authored for Deadspin last week, the former punter claimed that special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made homophobic comments during the 2012 season. Kluwe also believes that his stance on gay marriage is what...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL player: “Chris Kluwe Is ’100% Right’ In Claiming Vikings Cut Him For Gay Rights Support”

Former NFL star Brendan Ayanbadejo, who played for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens last season, was recently interviewed by TMZ Sports about former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and his claim that he was cut for his views on gay marriage. Kluwe lashed out at the Vikings recently via DeadSpin say that he was cut by two cowards and a bigot for his views on same sex...
Via Down and Distance
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Vikes’ season ends; Kluwe bombshell

In case you missed the week around the Minnesota Vikings, there was plenty to catch up on, plus some national stories that you may enjoy. Minnesota Vikings - Vikes make mistake by letting Frazier go (READ) - Chris Kluwe drops bombshell on Vikings (READ) - Mike Priefer responds to Kluwe’s bigot allegations (READ) - Kluwe takes to the airwaves with quotes involved (READ) National...
Via cover32 - Vikings
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chris Kluwe Story: Do Social Issues Belong in Sports?

Chris Kluwe is no stranger to controversy, but has he gone too far this time? Or is he uncovering a darker side of professional sports? In the past few days, Chris Kluwe, former punter for the Minnesota Vikings, has made claims that he was released from the team because of his stance on gay marriage. He went so far as to call out team management and coaches in an article he wrote...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe quits football after calling out Vikings

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...
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings hire former state chief justice, U.S. attorney to investigate Chris Kluwe’s claims

    The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Chief Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court Eric Magnuson and former U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney Chris Madel to lead an investigation into former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations that special teams coach Mike Priefer used homophobic language. “It is extremely important for the Vikings organization...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings hire lawyers to look into Kluwe's charges of anti-gay comments

The Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe's allegations that he was released from the team due to his support of gay marriage. The team made the announcement on Friday, one day after Kluwe penned a scathing article alleging that special teams coordinator...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings launch investigation into Chris Kluwe's allegations

The Minnesota Vikings have retained two lawyers to conduct an independent review into allegations made Thursday by former punter Chris Kluwe, who claimed in an Internet blog post that the team released him because of his public stance in support of same-sex marriage. Eric Magnuson, the former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and Chris Madel, a former U.S. Department...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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