Chris Kluwe says the NFL favors wife beaters, drunk drivers, over gay rights supporters


Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is still upset with the NFL. Kluwe wasn’t happy with the three game suspension of Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer.

Kluwe told Fox Twins Cities that he thought Priefer should’ve been suspended for more than three games. Kluwe also thinks that the NFL has its priorities in the wrong place and believes the league favors wife beaters, drunk drivers, over gay rights supporters.

“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 added.

“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 in a phone interview.

I can understand Kluwe’s frustration but he is going about it the wrong way. Bringing up things that other players have done like Ray Rice’s situation is going to make it hard for him to return to a NFL locker room.

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  1. His argument does not make sense. On one hand he is saying that the nfl is supporting wife beaters, etc over gay rights supporters but then he makes no logical case for his argument. He points out that offenses like wife beatings and DUIs get 4 game suspensions but never makes an argument that gay rights supporters are punished more harshly. What he does do is point out that a coach that made really bad comments about gays only got a three game suspension, but that has nothing to do with the NFL’s favor of wife beaters and drunks over gay rights activists. In my opinion, a person should receive a much harsher penalty for committing an act that injures someone or threatens a life than an individual who makes some stupid comments. Name another instance where a person was suspended for that many games for making stupid comments. If anything, this proves that the NFL is going out of its way to protect homosexuals. If someone gets suspended for more than 3 games for saying, “all of the wife beaters and drunk drivers should be rounded up and put on an island and then they should be nuked,” then and only then can he make this kind of argument. What is ironic is that his argument actually proves that the NFL is looking out for gay rights

  2. I think it’s clear Chris Kluwe doesn’t want to return to an NFL locker room, and nor should he. The man is fed up and is making some interesting points. How do you think the gay Vikings players felt about that comment? “OK guys, now let’s practice!” Um, no.

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