Professional football’s closet door isn’t just closed; it’s locked.
“They have promoted a workplace environment that was conducive for success. At no time did I ever feel suppressed or that I could not be myself.”
Update: Vikings special teams coach denies Kluwe’s claims; Minnesota legislator calls for investigation. “All we can do is try to expose their behavior when we see it and call them to account for their actions,” Chris Kluwe says in a post on Deadspin.
Chris Kluwe knows too much.
So glad we have this footage.
In a two-part episode, the USA football drama will deal with the personal and professional fallout of a closeted player deciding to come out. Chris Kluwe, the Vikings’ pro-gay rights punter, and Necessary Roughness producer Donna Dannenfelser talked about the NFL, homophobia, and gay players.
“Just like Jackie, the breakthrough gay athlete will be a courageous individual going it alone in uncharted territory. But, also like Jackie, he will have backup — and hopefully more of it,” the Baltimore Raven writes. And, a Viking already is backing him up.
The NFL’s most outspoken punter…uh…speaks out.
One of the most vocal professional athletes when it comes to LGBT rights, Kluwe is also now the only person to have recorded a radio spot revolving around the phrase “lustful cockmonster.”
The punter for the Minnesota Vikings has been making waves on and off the field but for all the right reasons.