Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe still plans to sue the team over special teams coordinator Mike Priefer’s homophobic comments, backed up by long snapper Cullen Loeffler, who was present when they were made, a recently released investigation reveals.
Priefer’s comment “We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows” was heard by both. Priefer has since admitted and apologized for the remark after he was suspended 3 regular season games.
A 3-game suspension apparently isn’t good enough for Kluwe, who sounds ripping mad in a phone interview with Fox 9 KMSP in Minneapolis, taking aim at the Vikings and some players not even involved:
“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?” Kluwe said.
“The NFL is a league where you can get redemption for killing someone [Ray Lewis], for beating your wife in an elevator [Ray Rice], for driving drunk [too many to mention], for a whole variety of things but when you speak out for civil rights, that’s the one thing you cannot get redeemed for,” he added.