CHRIS KLUWE NEWS

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

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

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 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

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
July 23, 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

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

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
July 20, 2014  |  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
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...
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July 20, 2014  |  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
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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