In his column alleging that Vikings special teams coach Mike Preifer used homophobic slurs and pushed him off the team, Chris Kluwe said he wanted to make sure Priefer "never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level." He's backing off that a bit.

Kluwe stands behind his claims, but in an appearance on Fox Sports Live, said his wish for Preifer to get blackballed "may have been a little too harsh," and not constructive in the least.

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"After thinking about it, after reflecting on it, I don't think an appropriate punishment is if he never coaches again. I think it would be better if he got therapy, if he got counseling, and then a year or two from now, come back into the league as a role model, help out with LGBT groups, and show people that this is an important issue.

"What he said is very hurtful, but people can change."

[Fox Sports]