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  • Minnesota Vikings suspend special teams coach for anti-gay remarks

    Minnesota Vikings suspend special teams coach for anti-gay remarks
    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...
  • Kluwe: Priefer's suspension not enough

    Kluwe: Priefer's suspension not enough
    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...
  • Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player

    Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player
    It took nearly the entire draft, but Michael Sam and the NFL finally made history. The St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in the seventh round to select Sam, who has officially become the league's first openly gay player. Being picked by St. Louis...
  • Punter Chris Kluwe lacks an NFL job, but he isn't finished kicking

     Punter Chris Kluwe lacks an NFL job, but he isn't finished kicking
    The footballs boom off his foot, sailing high and far, the equivalent of 45, even 50 yards beyond a line of scrimmage. And when the kicker eases up a bit to concentrate on location, he rolls punts within three feet of each other. If Chris Kluwe had...
  • Commentary: The backlash from the story of Chris Kluwe

    Last week, ESPN published an article commending Aaron Rogers for his off-field efforts to leverage his football-derived fame to champion the cause of a mission-driven non-profit, Raise Hope for Congo. Rogers was quoted as saying, "I understand the way I'm...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Vikings punter: 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...
  • Super Bowl: Six Stories Media Should Have the Balls to Cover

    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-...
  • David Kopay offers support as Michael Sam faces NFL combine

    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...