Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is outraged over the punishment meted out by the team to special teams coach Mike Priefer following the results of an investigation in to Kluwe’s claims of homophobic remarks and anti-gay bias by the team.
Priefer was suspended for 3 games and ordered to make a donation to LGBT organizations.
Kluwe spoke to KMSP about the investigation.
“Players who get caught smoking weed or DUI get 4 games, and you’re telling me the guy who made a comment like ‘let’s round up all the gays put them on an island nuke it till it glows’ — he’s only going to get a slap on the wrist? … I think he’s probably sorry that all of this ever happened. I don’t think he’s truly sorry because in the report he kind of backs his way and says yeah, I kind of said it…The NFL is a league where you can get redemption for killing someone, for beating your wife in an elevator, for driving drunk, for a whole variety of things but when you speak out for civil rights, that’s the one thing you cannot get redeemed for.”
Kluwe says he still plans to sue the organization and his attorney is still requesting the full 150-page investigation.