Chris Kluwe rants, dishes dirty info on Vikings

Chris Kluwe at the Family Equality Council 'Los Angeles Award Dinner 2013' held at Globe Theatre,...

Chris Kluwe at the Family Equality Council 'Los Angeles Award Dinner 2013' held at Globe Theatre, Universal Studio Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Ai-Wire/WENN.com)

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For those wondering if Chris Kluwe was going to play nice with the Minnesota Vikings, think again.

The punter, who has threatened to sue his former NFL club, sounded off on Twitter Friday night after the team released a response to allegations of harassment and hostility toward him for his stance on gay rights.

“Sure I gave my strength coach a hard time. Once. I made a joke about the Sandusky case, because he was a big Penn State guy,” the 32-year-old from Philadelphia tweeted.

“Over half the team did it for over a month, including asking him if he ‘raped any little boys lately,’ repeatedly in front of coaches. That’s in the report, by the way, but you wouldn’t know it from the Vikings’ version. Wonder what else they might by covering?” he continued.

This all stems from Kluwe’s allegations he was cut from the team because of his gay rights stance and an article he wrote on Deadspin calling his former coach and general manager cowards and bigots.

The team released a memo Friday night stating there was no proof that Kluwe was cut because of his stance on gay marriage or gay rights, which sparked Kluwe’s firestorm of tweets.

“Oooh, shall we talk about the time two very well known Vikings players were caught in a comprising situation with an underage girl?” he tweeted.

According to CBS Sports, Kluwe’s lawyer, Clayton Halunen, said the former NFLer was prepared to sue for defamation of character and emotional distress, seeking damages in excess of $10 million.

Kluwe has made it clear that he isn’t doing this to make money and would donate the money he gets to LGBTQ charities.

PRIEFER SUSPENDED

The Vikings suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for three games and plan to give $100,000 to gay and lesbian rights organizations Kluwe alleged that Priefer made inappropriate comments while he was with the team.

Priefer also will be required by to undergo anti-harassment, diversity and sexual orientation sensitivity training, the Vikings said in a statement Friday night. The suspension could be reduced to two games if he completes the program.

“I owe an apology to many people -- the Wilf family, the Minnesota Vikings organization and fans, my family, the LGBT community, Chris Kluwe and anyone else that I offended with my insensitive remark,” Priefer said in a statement.

“I regret what has occurred and what I said. I am extremely sorry, but I will learn from this situation and will work on educating others to create more tolerance and respect.”

- with files from Reuters

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