Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4 other subscribers

MN Vikings Tweets

Bleacher Report – Vikings

Fmr. Viking Kluwe: ‘I Was Fired By Mike Priefer, A Bigot’

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he was cut from the team due to his public support for gay marriage, calling special teams coach Mike Priefer a “bigot” and general manager Rick Spielman and former head coach Leslie Frazier “cowards,” according to his tell-all Deadspin article Thursday.

Before being cut on May 6, 2013, Kluwe said that he endured homophobic language from Priefer, who said to Kluwe “on multiple occasions that I would wind up burning in hell with the gays.”

“If there’s one thing I hope to achieve from sharing this story, it’s to make sure that Mike Priefer never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level,” Kluwe wrote.

Kluwe was later signed by the Oakland Raiders, but was released on Sept. 1, 2013.

Source: CBS Minnesota

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>