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Ex-Kicker Chris Kluwe Suing Vikings

Says team deliberately hiding its homophobia investigation from public

(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... More »

NFL Punter: Homophobic 'Bigot' Coach Fired Me

Former Viking Chris Kluwe speaks out

(Newser) - Chris Kluwe made a name for himself not only as an NFL punter but as a (very) outspoken advocate for gay marriage. Now Kluwe has taken to Deadspin to allege that he got cut from the Minnesota Vikings after eight years by special teams coach Mike Priefer, "a bigot... More »

NFL a Bastion for Homophobia

Jonathan Mahler applauds Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo’s legal brief

(Newser) - The legal brief that a pair of NFL players filed with the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage shouldn't be remarkable—lots of people, including many prominent Republicans have done the same—but it is remarkable, because "in the sweaty, macho world of professional sports, the NFL... More »

NFL Kicker Unloads Diatribe at Politician on Gay Marriage

Vikings' Chris Kluwe vents at Maryland legislator who opposes

(Newser) - A couple of NFL players are feuding with a Maryland politician over gay marriage—with the players arguing in favor and the Democrat protesting. The brouhaha began when Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo publicly endorsed same-sex marriage. In response, Emmett C. Burns Jr., a state politician and minister, sent a... More »

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