Did the Minnesota Vikings punt away a core special teams player because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage?
That’s what former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe claimed in a long piece for Deadspin, charitably entitled “I Was an NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards and a Bigot.” (If you don’t have time to read the whole thing, columnist A.J. Delgado has written a helpful summary.)
Kluwe acknowledges that he doesn’t know for certain that his views got him released from his football team in May 2013. “This is a true answer. I honestly don't know if my activism was the reason I got fired,” he writes. “However, I'm pretty confident it was.”