Oct 19, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) celebrates after sacking Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) (not pictured) during the second half at Faurot Field. Missouri won 36-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Chris Kluwe thinks Vikings locker room would be a fit for Michael Sam


The Minnesota Vikings were embroiled in a bit of heavy duty controversy this past month when former punter Chris Kluwe flat out accused the team of harboring openly homophobic employees. His vitriol was directed at special teams coach Mike Priefer, who Kluwe claimed caused him to lose his job over Kluwe’s pro-gay rights stance.

Nothing really came of the investigation that was done and Priefer remains the special teams coach of the Vikings. Even with that being the case, Klwue believes that the Minnesota Vikings, as an organization and a locker room, would be a great fit for openly gay prospect Michael Sam.

Per the Pioneer Press:

“The vast majority of the coaches (never antagonized me),” Kluwe said. “Zygi (Wilf, the owner) has been supportive (of gay and lesbian rights). Obviously, my situation was isolated.”

Kluwe was careful in his expose last month to point out how the homophobia was isolated to Preifer and those who feared an uncomfortable situation with Preifer within the organization. Just about every team has come forth to say they’d welcome Sam regardless of his sexuality, which in of itself is a giant win that everyone can applaud and feel happy about.

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  • Jeffrey Rapp

    Josh “Nothing really came of the investigation that was done” ???? You must know something the rest of us slups don’t. Investigation was not suppose to wrap-up until sometime in March.