When the Vikings released their outspoken punter Chris Kluwe recently, they probably thought that issues like gay rights and marriage equality wouldn't be hot topics around the Minnesota locker room anymore. But thanks to some comments that were made by the team's star running back Adrian Peterson yesterday, the Vikes are right back in the news because of something AP said about gay marriage. When he was asked his opinion of Kluwe during a SiriusXM interview, AP offered up a controversial response.
"To each his own," he said of Kluwe's interest in promoting gay rights. "I'm not with it. But I have relatives that are gay. I'm not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love them. But again, I'm not with that. That's not something I believe in. But to each his own."
AP went on to say that the Vikings did not release Kluwe because of his beliefs. But now, it sounds like the organization will be forced to answer for AP's beliefs. Go figure.
[via Star Tribune]