Aug 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (5) punts against the Houston Texans in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Kluwe: NFL gives wife beaters, drunk drivers preferential treatment over gay rights supporters

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s stand off with the team took a turn when they released a report on Friday night. Kluwe followed it up by calling out specifics on Twitter and even hinted at further allegations that have gone unmentioned previously.

Kluwe is back at it, calling out the NFL for showing certain players favoritism over certain types of off-field issues. Specifically in regards to the punishment for special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who Kluwe alleges making homophobic comments. After the investigation, the Vikings announced Priefer will be suspended for 3 regular season games, 2 if he completes sensitivity training.

“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 told FOX Twin Cities.

Kluwe added: “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.”

The second part of that statement is a direct shot at a pair of Baltimore Ravens players. The killing someone surely is a shot at former linebacker Ray Lewis and the latter being a reference to running back Ray Rice who was accused of hitting his fiancee in an Atlantic City casino and then was caught on security cameras dragging her out of an elevator.

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