Addressing the issue in an interview with the Associated Press, Priefer stated: "Those distractions are getting old for me, to be quite honest with you." He continued, "to me, it's getting old. He's got to focus on punting and holding for field goals and extra points."
Coach Priefer was supported by Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier. In a statement released to the press, Frazier offered: " We've has some conversations, Chris and I. He's assured me that's where his focus is and we just have to keep moving forward."
As a punter, Kluwe's record is about average for the NFL. He is paid higher than the national average for those in his position, hence the higher expectations from his performance on the field. His public activism isn't limited to just gay issues, although that is the area that has drawn the most media attention. The Vikings never singled out a particular cause that Kluwe endorses as a reason for the public comments.
It appears Kluwe will continue to speak his mind. As the coaching staff were communicating with the press about his focus, Kluwe was in the taping of an ESPN episode of "Outside The Lines" discussing gay issues in professional football.
Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!