The investigation into former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's allegations against special teams coordinator Mike Priefer reveals Kluwe seemingly had one man in his corner, long snapper Cullen Loeffler, the only other person who supported Kluwe's allegation of Prieffer's homosexual remarks. The memo reveals both Kluwe and Loeffler say they heard Priefer say, "We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows." “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 said in a phone interview. Kluwe is standing by his initial allegation and said he still plans to file suit against the Vikings next week. His attorney Clayton Halunen, plans to request the full 150-page investigation. Friday, Vikings staff announced Priefer will be suspended for 3 regular season games, 2 if he completes sensitivity training. Priefer offered an apology to the Vikings, the fans, the LGBT community and Kluwe. “I think he's probably sorry that all of this ever happened. I don't think he's truly sorry because in the report he kind of backs his way and says yeah, I kind of said it,” Kluwe said. According to the report, Priefer notes, "if Loeffler remembers me saying something on the practice field, I'm not going to disagree with it.” “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,” Kluwe added.
Kluwe: NFL favors wife beaters, drunk drivers over gay rights supporters
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