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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Kluwe’

Kluwe: Minnesota Could Be Good Landing Spot For Michael Sam

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe doesn’t deny it could be odd if the team were to draft Michael Sam and Mike Priefer remains on the staff. But Kluwe said he believes Minnesota could be a good landing spot for the University of Missouri defensive end who on Sunday announced publicly that he is gay, Chris […]

Lawyer For Kluwe Says Investigation Into Priefer’s Remarks A “Charade”

The lawyer for former 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, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. “My one word description is ‘outrageous,’ ” attorney Clayton Halunen said after the Vikings […]

Former Punter Kluwe Says Priefer Should Be Allowed To Coach Again

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has changed his mind about wanting Mike Priefer’s coaching career to be over, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kluwe has 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 […]

Chris Kluwe Goes Off On Vikings, Spielman To Deadspin

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe went ballistic on Leslie Frazier, special teams coach Mike Priefer and GM Rick Spielman in a Deadspin article. Kluwe writes about how he was treated after expressing his policital view in 2012. Kluwe writes, “So there you have it. It’s my belief, based on everything that happened over the course […]

Kluwe Gone; Outspoken Punter Says Vikings Have Released Him

The Vikings have made a move in regard to punter Chris Kluwe, who claims that he’s been released by the team. He put out a tweet on Monday that he’s off the team. He thanked the Vikings fans, his teammates and Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf for the past eight seasons in Minnesota. He […]

Could The Drafting Of Punter Jeff Locke Mean The End For Chris Kluwe?

The Vikings used their fifth-round pick to select UCLA punter Jeff Locke. Could that possibly mean the end of Chris Kluwe in Minnesota? Kluwe wasn’t aware the Vikings had selected a punter according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’m with my band [Tripping Icarus] at Flowers Studio in Uptown, recording our fourth […]

Kluwe Fined $5,250 for Uniform Violation

Chris Kluwe knew he was going to pay for wearing a makeshift “Vote Ray Guy” patch on his jersey on Sunday, but he was betting that he would get more pub out of it and it would be worth it. He was right. The Minnesota Vikings punter got the fine from the NFL on Wednesday […]

Chris Kluwe Slams the Replacement Refs For Calls in Chargers Game

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is criticizing the officiating crew that called 20 penalties in an ugly 12-10 preseason loss to the Chargers on Friday night. Kluwe tweets that “the NFL really needs to kiss and make up with the refs. These replacements are horrible. Frankly, it’s kind of embarrassing.” The NFL is currently in a […]

Punter Chris Kluwe Says Minnesota Banning Same-Sex Marriages is “Blatant Discrimination”

By NFL.com Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has never been afraid to speak his mind. Over the last few years, Kluwe has poked fun at NFL training videos on permissible hits, took shots at the owners during labor negotiations and the league’s 2011 memo regarding the faking of injuries. Kluwe’s preferred avenue for speaking against injustices […]

Vikings Players Have Strong Words For The League

The hot topic (I find the conversation to be quite tedious and boring) this week has been the NFL’s “crackdown” on dangerous hits.  Heavy fines and possibly suspensions have been used as a threat to try and get rid of unnecessary injuries across the league. At first, the new emphasis on these rules was met […]