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Chris Kluwe

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  • Michael Sam, the Bears and the gay-challenged NFL

    Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is openly gay and proud. He is preparing to play in the NFL. And so I thought of Lance Briggs. I thought of last April when NBA veteran Jason Collins told the world he is gay. I thought of Briggs’ Twitter...
  • Michael Sam could drop in NFL draft after coming out as gay

    Michael Sam could drop in NFL draft after coming out as gay
    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...
  • Current and former players react to NFL concussion settlement

    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...
  • Ex-Vikings punter Chris Kluwe: I was fired by a bigot and two cowards

    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...
  • Vikings' Mike Priefer denies allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe

    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. "I vehemently...
  • Peyton Manning is unanimous pick as quarterback on All-Pro team

    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...
  • Giants' Sergio Romo pitches immigration reform, one pint at a time

    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...
  • On chicken sandwiches, pro football and human rights

    We are gathered here today to discuss two recent controversies about same-sex marriage. One comes from the world of pigskin, the other from the world of chicken fat. You are surely familiar with the latter. It unfolded a few weeks ago over comments by...
  • Football Giants, Jets, Patriots Remember Newtown; ESPN Tones It Down

    Football Giants, Jets, Patriots Remember Newtown; ESPN Tones It Down
    The New York Giants will honor those killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school by wearing a decal on their helmets for Sunday's game at the Atlanta Falcons, the National Football League website said on Saturday. The NFL has asked...
  • 'I'm gay': Jason Collins, L.A. native, hopes for best, plans for worst

    'I'm gay': Jason Collins, L.A. native, hopes for best, plans for worst
    NBA center and Harvard-Westlake School graduate Jason Collins came out Monday as the first active gay athlete in a major professional sport. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native who helped lead Harvard-Westlake to two state championships in the 1990s with...
  • Openly gay athlete Jason Collins is what 'we've all been waiting for'

    Openly gay athlete Jason Collins is what 'we've all been waiting for'
    National political leaders, gay rights groups and entertainment icons on Monday spoke in support of Jason Collins, the first active professional athlete to come out as gay. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native, who helped lead Harvard-Westlake School to...
  • Chris Kluwe released by Minnesota Vikings

    Chris Kluwe released by Minnesota Vikings
    The Minnesota Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, Kluwe announced on Twitter. Kluwe tweeted the news on Twitter shortly after meeting with Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. Thank you to all the fans, my teammates, and the Wilf family...