Ex-Kicker Chris Kluwe Suing Vikings
Says team deliberately hiding its homophobia investigation from public
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2014 12:51 PM CDT
In this Oct. 30, 2011, photo, Minnesota Vikings' Chris Kluwe punts to the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, NC.   (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

(Newser) – Chris Kluwe—disgruntled former Vikings kicker and outspoken gay rights champion—is unsurprisingly suing his old team, alleging that the team refused to make public its investigation into homophobic comments he says a special teams coach made, reports NBC. "It’s outrageous to me that the Vikings would choose to hide the facts of the investigation from me and from their fans," says Kluwe, who claims he was "persecuted and then fired for standing up for what I believe in, all because some small-minded, bigoted people think that homophobia is OK in the NFL. It is not OK, and now it seems like we’ll have to go to court to force the Vikings to admit that." Kluwe's attorney claims the Vikings had promised to release their report.

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Helpme
Jul 16, 2014 12:17 PM CDT
Sounds like another disgruntled worker that wants to litigate after losing their job to a better player. Didn't he tell the Vikings and players he was gay? Many might comment on that, especially in the shower with this guy. Another excuse to use the courts when your ability to maintain a job is gone. Good luck, Vikes. In today's atmosphere, you will probably need it. And good luck to Chris, he definitely needs some.
questioneverything
Jul 15, 2014 7:05 PM CDT
On the surface your comment sounds logical. However if you dig a bit deeper, it isn't. If I hate peanuts and go around saying I hate them, no one is offended or denied a job, promotion, etc.... If I hate blacks and go around saying I hate them, I greatly offend many people around me and create an atmosphere of intimidation and hate. If I hate the thought or image of two men or two women doing the nasty together, that's totally fine. It's when I verbally express this feeling that it becomes offensive to many people. A Gay person can no more change who he/she is than a black person can erase the black from their skin. Comparing peanuts and gays simply doesn't jive, and I for one would definitely be bothered and offended if my co-workers went around saying how much they hated or were sickened by,etc..... my "choice" of being straight and enjoying a physical relationship with women. It would get very tiring and would create tension. Think about it.
gunther84
Jul 15, 2014 6:32 PM CDT
It's the NFL, this league has a way of riding out the bad press from its Neanderthals. This too shall pass.