Vikings deny Kluwe allegation

Chris Kluwe puntingBY CHRIS GREENBERG
Huffington Post Gay Voices

The Minnesota Vikings issued a statement on Thursday denying the allegation by former punter Chris Kluwe that he had been cut for his advocacy of same-sex marriage. The brief press release came hours after Deadspin published a first-person article by Kluwe titled “I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot.” In his scathing piece, Kluwe, the Vikings’ punter from 2005 to 2012, wrote that he was “pretty confident” he was released in May 2013 due to his activism.

“Any notion that Chris was released from our football team due to his stance on marriage equality is entirely inaccurate and inconsistent with team policy,” the statement from Vikings PR responded. “Chris was released strictly based on his football performance.”

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