Vikings DT Linval Joseph Hit By Stray Bullet In Nightclub Shooting

Nine people were shot—including Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who was struck in the calf—in a Minneapolis club at around 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning. Two of the victims were described in serious condition, but are stable and expected to survive. According to the Vikings, Joseph was an innocent bystander to a… » 8/09/14 3:39pm 8/09/14 3:39pm

Univ. Of Minnesota: Vikings Will Help Ban "Redskins" During Nov. 2 Game

The Vikings will play all of their home games at the University of Minnesota this season, while they wait for a new stadium to be built. In week nine, the Vikings will host Washington and the university's president said the school was "working with the Vikings to make every effort to eliminate the use of the… » 8/07/14 1:33am 8/07/14 1:33am

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 7/18/14 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 7/18/14 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

Metrodome Deflated For Final Time; Demolition Begins Monday

The home of the Minnesota Vikings has been deflated for the final time. This is time lapse video of the roughly 35-minute process. Once home to the Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves, the Metrodome slowly lost all its major tenants but the Vikings. Now that the Vikings have a new billion-dollar facility planned, the… » 1/18/14 6:30pm 1/18/14 6:30pm

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