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Lawmakers want Vikings to give Priefer stiffer penalty for anti-gay remarks

| Sunday, July 27, 2014
Mike Priefer
MINNEAPOLIS -- More than a dozen Twin Cities lawmakers are calling on the Minnesota Vikings to impose stiffer penalties on special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who admitted making anti-gay remarks in a conversation with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Vikings announced July 18 that Priefer would be suspended without pay for three games this season ...

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Vikings suspend Priefer for 3 games in response to anti-gay remarks

| Friday, July 18, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer. The Vikings released Friday a summary of the...

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Kluwe threatens to sue Vikings over allegations of anti-gay conduct

| Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Chris Kluwe
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Clayton Halunen said they'll seek a copy of the Vikings' internal investigation and make it public if they can. They accused the Vikings of reneging on a pledge to release the report...

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Kluwe talks allegations with Vikings investigators, identifies witnesses

| Sunday, January 26, 2014
Chris Kluwe
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has met with investigators hired by the team to independently assess allegations that that he was released from the team due to his support for same-sex marriage.

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Vikings to investigate allegations Kluwe was released over gay marriage support

| Friday, January 3, 2014
Chris Kluwe
MINNEAPOLIS -- 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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Chris Kluwe: ‘I was an NFL player until I was fired by two cowards and a bigot’

| Thursday, January 2, 2014
Jim Mone, APChris Kluwe
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings, an allegation the coach "vehemently denies."

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NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he’s ‘not with’ gay marriage

| Monday, May 27, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- 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."

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LGBT ally Chris Kluwe says he’s joining the Oakland Raiders

| Thursday, May 16, 2013
Chris Kluwe
Outspoken LGBT ally, marriage equality supporter, and former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he will be signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to a report by Fox Sports.

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Minn. governor wary of Vikings cutting outspoken LGBT ally Chris Kluwe

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton has joined the list of those wondering if the Minnesota Vikings cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe solely for performance purposes.

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LGBT ally, marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe cut by Minnesota Vikings

| Monday, May 6, 2013
Chris Kluwe
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken ally and supporter of same-sex marriage, said Monday he has been released by the team.

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