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Chris Kluwe

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers celebrates with fans following a victory over the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Oxford, Mississippi. Missouri won the game 24-10. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Giants Co-Owner Mara: Sam’s Announcement Won’t Affect Draft Board

Michael Sam, the SEC’s co-defensive player of the year, is about to find out if America’s most popular sport, rooted in machismo and entrenched in locker room hijinks, is ready for its first openly gay player.

02/11/2014

Chris Kluwe (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kluwe Compares Himself To Tebow, Says They’re Out Of NFL For Speaking Up

“Because he brings this other stuff with him, just like I bring my other stuff with me, teams look at it like, ‘We don’t want it. We don’t want players speaking out. We don’t want players doing anything other than football.’”

01/10/2014

Mike Priefer (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images), Chris Kluwe (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Vikings Coach Denies Allegations Of Bigotry From Ex-Punter Kluwe

In an article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Chris Kluwe wrote that special teams coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe’s outspoken opposition of an anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota.

01/03/2014

SEATTLE - JUNE 14: Uniform of Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls laid out in front of a locker prior to Game Five of the 1996 NBA Finals against the Seattle SuperSonics at Key Arena on June 14, 1996 in Seattle, Washington. The Sonics won 89-78.

Top 5 Stories Of Players Selling Their Jersey Numbers

Athletes keep their jersey numbers, unless the price is right. Top 5 stories of athletes selling…

11/06/2013

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NFL Punter Chris Kluwe On ‘Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies’

His new book, “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities,” hits stores on Tuesday. The punter is doing a reading and signing at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side.

06/25/2013

Terrell Suggs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Terrell Suggs Among Numerous NFL Players To Put Name On LGBT Pride Shirt

“It’s pretty simple for me — I believe all people are created equal, regardless of their sexuality,” Steve Gleason said. “To promote respect and acceptance is an important role for NFL players and the NFLPA.”

06/12/2013

Adrian Peterson (Photo by Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

NFL MVP Adrian Peterson Says He’s ‘Not With’ Gay Marriage

Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says “that’s not something I believe in.”

05/28/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Jason Collins Coming Out Represents Huge Step For Society

Collins is ready for his journey and has taken the important first step. It’s important for him. It’s important for sports. It’s important for humanity.

04/30/2013

Alan Gendreau (Credit: Bradley Lambert, MT Athletic Communications)

Openly Gay Kicker Alan Gendreau Working Toward Cracking An NFL Roster

“My whole thing in this is just to help anybody who is struggling with coming out,” Gendreau told the New York Times. “I want people to know that I didn’t have a problem with it, and they shouldn’t either.”

04/23/2013