Chris Kluwe
The latest news about Chris Kluwe, the outspoken NFL punter, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks. His letter to Maryland politician Emmett Burns that defended football player Brendon Ayanbadejo's support of marriage equality, published on Deadspin, propelled him to the national spotlight as an advocate for the LGBT community. He is also a member of Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization founded by wrestler Hudson Taylor that seems to end homophobia and discrimination in the world of sports.
Vikings Coach Mike Priefer Back At Practice Following Suspension for Homophobic Comments
September 20 2014 2:38 AM ET

Vikings Coach Mike Priefer Back At Practice

Annie Hollenbeck

After a two-game suspension and sensitivity training for his antigay comments, special teams coach Mike Priefer has returned to his post.

Chris Kluwe Takes On NFL & Ray Rice Investigation
September 17 2014 5:34 PM ET

Kluwe to NFL: The Tape Doesn't Lie

Annie Hollenbeck

Chris Kluwe says it's ironic that a league that is so dependent on instant replays is having a hard time with a different type of video evidence.

Vikings Claim No Fault in Report, Kluwe Will Continue With Lawsuit
July 21 2014 2:25 PM ET

Vikings Claim No Fault, Chris Kluwe Won't Drop Lawsuit

Michelle Garcia

After the findings of an internal investigation of the allegedly homophobic environment of the Minnestota Vikings' locker room were released, former punter and LGBT ally Chris Kluwe says he still plans to sue the team.

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Release Investigation Data on Team Homophobia
July 15 2014 11:19 AM ET July 15 2014 1:28 PM ET

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Share Investigation of Team Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

A year after Chris Kluwe was cut from the Minnesota Vikings and possibly blacklisted from the NFL, an internal investigation into the team will not be released, despite promises to do so.

Kluwe Won't Shy Away From Suing Vikings If Necessary
January 16 2014 3:28 PM ET

WATCH: Chris Kluwe Will Sue Vikings If Necessary

Michelle Garcia

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says that if the internal investigation clears the management of any homophobia or an antigay locker room environment, he'll sue.

WATCH: Kluwe Says NFL Has a Double Standard
January 07 2014 2:09 PM ET

WATCH: Kluwe Says NFL Has a Double Standard

Michelle Garcia

Punter Chris Kluwe asks why team owners allow athletes charged with crimes to play while blacklisting those, like him, who speak out in support of marriage equality.

Kluwe: There Are Witnesses to Vikings Coach's Hostility
January 06 2014 3:07 PM ET

Kluwe: There Are Witnesses to Vikings Coach's Hostility

Michelle Garcia

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe says there are witnesses who will back up his claims that special teams coach Mike Priefer used homophobic language among players.

Vikings Coach Denies Chris Kluwe's Accusations of Antigay Bigotry
January 03 2014 1:10 PM ET January 03 2014 6:50 PM ET

Vikings Coach Denies Accusations of Antigay Bigotry

Sunnivie Brydum

Mike Priefer and Minnesota Vikings execs both claim the special teams coach is not an antigay bigot and that Chris Kluwe was fired because of lackluster performance.

Chris Kluwe Says 'Cowards, Bigot' Fired Him for Supporting Marriage Equality
January 02 2014 4:16 PM ET

Chris Kluwe: 'Cowards and a Bigot' Fired Me for LGBT Support

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Minnesota Vikings punter says he can't be certain, but he's pretty sure he was fired for taking a stand for LGBT equality.

Outspoken Advocate Chris Kluwe Once Again Has No Team
September 01 2013 3:20 PM ET

Outspoken Advocate Chris Kluwe Once Again Has No Team

Lucas Grindley

After a season that included speaking out for equality, punter Chris Kluwe is so far without a job.