The German international player came out in a magazine interview published Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
The annual New Year's Day event will include a gay wedding, which has triggered the usual complaints.