| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:58 PM
Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer has been suspended three games by the Vikings following an investigation into allegations made by former punter Chris Kluwe that the coach made homophobic remarks.
An independent investigation, commissioned...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe criticized how the team responded to a six-month independent investigation into his claims of homophobic behavior in the organization.
Kluwe said a 29-page summary of the investigation gave an inaccurate...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking revelation that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Ayanbadejo regards Sam as a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Missouri All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam is poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL after coming out publicly in interviews published Sunday by the New York Times and ESPN's "Outside the Lines."
But just when during May's...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer denied former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's allegations Thursday that he made homophobic comments and discriminated against the player for his pro-gay rights stances while he was with the team.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Peyton Manning isn't the guy you want to bring up if you're looking for a little lively debate among the folks who pick the Associated Press' All-Pro football team.
All 50 of them think he's the best quarterback in the NFL this season. And it's hard...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wrote a a lengthy and scathing column, published online Thursday by Deadspin, detailing the reasons he feels he was released by the team prior to the 2013 season.
Kluwe, who spent all eight of his NFL...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In the inevitable frenzy to piggyback on Super Bowl XLVIII, there are stories from every conceivable angle about the ins and outs of the game. But most of the serious topics - the ones that don't fall under the headline of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell-...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The late Junior Seau was not far from the thoughts of friends and associates in the immediate aftermath of news of a proposed settlement of concussion-related lawsuits between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players.
Seau, the former San Diego...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Late Friday afternoon, David Kopay watched sun cut through cypress trees at Lands End in San Francisco as the first former NFL player to come out as gay reflected on the past two weeks.
"It's amazing, it really is, and I tell you it's because things...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo is probably best known for throwing the final pitch that helped the Giants win the 2012 World Series.
But the Giants' closer is also earning a reputation for his political activism. At the team’s victory...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Now the hard work begins.
The Bears ended a five-game losing streak that crippled a promising season, edging the NFC North cellar-dwelling Vikings 17-13 on Sunday at the Metrodome and setting the stage for a pivotal offseason....