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

(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.

In this Oct. 30, 2011, photo, Minnesota Vikings' Chris Kluwe punts to the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, NC.   (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
In this May 1, 2013, file photo, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe lifts a weight during workouts in Eden Prairie, Minn.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe in this 2012 file photo. Kluwe is suing the Vikings.   (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)
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