An outspoken proponent of marriage equality, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has made it clear that he thinks his former employer released him due to his views on the subject.
"It would obviously be wrongful termination,'' Kluwe told the newspaper. "A direct supervisor made homophobic remarks repeatedly, and it was an atmosphere that was not conducive to a good working environment, and I ended up getting fired from the team despite the fact that my performance (in 2012) had been as good as the previous years.''
Kluwe added that he'd sue for the maximum amount possible and would donate every penny of it to LGBT groups.
Kluwe wrote a column for Deadspin stating that Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer repeatedly made homophobic remarks in his presence. Priefer later denied those allegations.
Follow me on twitter: @JasonHButt
DEC 19 Joel Corry
A look at how the Chicago Bears could swing a trade to deal their high-priced quarterback.
DEC 12 Joel Corry
Should San Francisco decide to part ways with its quarterback, here’s how it would work.
DEC 10 Erik Oehler
Sometimes they aren't out to get you.