Chris Kluwe settlement: Vikings pledge to be LGBT activists

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In light of today's settlement announcement, this seems like an appropriate alternative logo for the Vikes.
Sure, they might still employ a coach who joked about nuking gays, but as part of their settlement with disgruntled former punter Chris Kluwe, Vikings officials pledge to be pro-LGBT activists.

"As a family we have long-supported equal rights causes, including marriage equality," Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf says in a team statement released today about the settlement. "We are glad a resolution of this matter has been reached, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to create positive awareness of these issues."

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Chris Kluwe held a news conference in Minneapolis this morning about the settlement. Here are some highlights, as tweeted by local reporters: In his characteristically colorful way, Kluwe shared some of his own thoughts about the settlement on Twitter: In the team's statement, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says, "We appreciate Chris Kluwe's contributions to the Minnesota Vikings as a player and a member of this organization during his eight seasons in which he established many team records as our punter, and we wish him and his family the best in the future."

"In regards to this matter, our focus remains on maintaining a culture of tolerance, inclusion and respect, and creating the best workplace environment for our players, coaches and staff," Zygi adds.

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