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Special teams coach Mike Priefer has been back on the practice field for the Minnesota Vikings this week, coaching a group of players that struggled last weekend against New England and spending long hours at the office formulating a game plan for the New Orleans Saints.
The messy dispute between the Minnesota Vikings and their former punter, Chris Kluwe, has been settled. Kluwe had been threatening a $10 million lawsuit against the team, claiming he was let go because of his support for gay marriage.
The Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe.His lawyer says the two sides settled out of court, those terms will be announced at a joint press conference next week.
The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Vikings announced on Tuesday that Ted Wells and Roberta Kaplan have been retained.
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Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s lawyers said that, though they expected to file a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Vikings, they have recommended for the two sides to continue their conversations.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he’s still taking the team to court. He plans to file a defamation and discrimination lawsuit this Wednesday in Hennepin County. The team Friday night suspended a coach that Kluwe had complained about for making anti-gay remarks.
The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay remarks made by Priefer.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have backed down on their promise to release the results of an investigation into homophobia among the team’s coaching staff.
The Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe’s allegations that he was released from the team due to his support of gay marriage.
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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 Deadline article Thursday.
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The Minnesota Vikings still have a UCLA-educated punter with an erudite degree, one whose background was in soccer before trying his leg at another sport.
The Vikings continue their work in Mankato, and while most rookies fight for a spot on the team or for playing time, one already knows he’s the man at his position. The question is, “Can he deliver?”
This year’s Twin Cities Pride Festival was one of joy and celebration for gay rights advocates.
Minneapolis hosts one of the largest Pride weekends in the nation, and roughly a half million people from around the country are expected to celebrate in the Twin Cities this weekend. For the first time, this year’s festival in Loring Park includes wedding vendors, and there’s talk of holding weddings on site next year. The most popular event is the Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue. Former Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe is this year’s grand marshal.
The Twin Cities have been cited as one of the top areas in the country for gay acceptance and visibility for many years now, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the metro area’s current film festival devoted entirely to the LGBT community kicked off.
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says “that’s not something I believe in.”
More than 1,000 people showed up at the state Capitol and some showed up as early as 7:30 a.m.
Gov. Mark Dayton has joined the list of those wondering if the Minnesota Vikings cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe solely for performance purposes.
The Minnesota Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe after eight years with team and after the team drafted a punter in this year’s draft.