Vikings Release Results Of Kluwe Investigation, Suspend Mike Priefer

In the very rare Friday evening news dump, the Vikings have released a report on an independent investigation into claims made by former punter Chris Kluwe in this Deadspin column. The investigation confirmed that special teams coach Mike Priefer made one anti-gay remark—for which Priefer has been suspended three… » 7/18/14 11:04pm Friday 11:04pm

Chris Kluwe Vs. The Vikings Just Got Really Ugly

Shit went down tonight in the matter of Chris Kluwe vs. the Vikings. Earlier this evening, word came down that Minnesota special teams coach Mike "nuke all the gays" Priefer would be suspended three games for making homophobic remarks. This more or less closed the book on the team's investigation into Kluwe's… » 7/18/14 10:25pm Friday 10:25pm

Texts With Blair Walsh May Corroborate Kluwe's Claims Against Priefer

Clayton Halunen, an attorney for Chris Kluwe, claims that text messages between his client and Vikings kicker Blair Walsh support Kluwe's allegations that Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer created a hostile and homophobic work environment in response to his increased support for same-sex marriage. He also… » 1/25/14 6:52pm 1/25/14 6:52pm

Chris Kluwe Says Wishing Unemployment On Mike Priefer Was "Too Harsh"

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. » 1/08/14 5:47pm 1/08/14 5:47pm

Vikings Launch Independent Investigation Of Chris Kluwe's Claims

Yesterday, the Vikings promised a review of Chris Kluwe's allegations that he was released in part due to his public comments supporting gay rights, and that assistant coach Mike Priefer used homophobic language in team meetings. Today the team revealed more details, and they're bringing in the big guns to investigate. » 1/03/14 4:53pm 1/03/14 4:53pm

Vikings Vow To Investigate Chris Kluwe's Allegations

The Vikings have released a statement reacting to Chris Kluwe's article from earlier today, in which he alleged that he was released from the team in part because of his outspoken support of gay rights, and accused assistant coach Mike Priefer of being an outright homophobic bigot. The statement reads: » 1/02/14 4:42pm 1/02/14 4:42pm

I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the… » 1/02/14 12:52pm 1/02/14 12:52pm

A Retired NFL Pro Skips the Autograph Line for a Call of Duty Lobby

Seven years ago, Hunter Hillenmeyer was signing autographs in a Jewel-Osco supermarket up in Fox Lake, Ill., the kind of ham-and-egg gig that any Chicago Bear could expect at some point in his career if he was any good. It wasn't anyone's idea of stressful work. Smile, pretend to be famous, collect your couple-three… » 12/08/13 12:29pm 12/08/13 12:29pm

Chris Kluwe Signs With The Oakland Raiders

It looks like our boy has finally found work. Chris Kluwe punted for the Minnesota Vikings for eight years, but was cut 10 days ago to make room for a younger, cheaper option: rookie punter Jeff Locke out of UCLA. In his time at Minnesota, he carved out a resume as maybe the best punter in franchise history. As the… » 5/16/13 8:42pm 5/16/13 8:42pm

Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo File A "Cockmonster"-Free…

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have been the most outspoken proponents of gay marriage in the NFL, if not in all of sports. This fall, they found themselves on the right side of gay-marriage referendums in their respective states, Minnesota and Maryland, whereupon both Kluwe and… » 2/28/13 2:35pm 2/28/13 2:35pm