NFL Punter said he was fired because of homophobia
January 3 , 2014
Chris Kluwe is known not just for being an NFL punter but for also being a strong advocate for gay marriage. He has now alleged that he got fired from the Minnesota Vikings by coach Mike Priefer, who he called "a bigot" since he wouldn't agree with his cause.
"If there's one thing I hope to achieve from sharing this story, it's to make sure that Mike Priefer never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level," Kluwe wrote. "It's inexcusable that someone would use his status as a teacher and a role model to proselytize on behalf of his own doctrine of intolerance, and I hope he never gets another opportunity to pass his example along to anyone else."
The team insisted that he was fired due to his performance instead and said they'd thoroughly review the matter.