Vikings' punter Chris Kluwe took to Twitter on Wednesday to voice his opinions on the severe penalties handed down to the Saints for employing a bounty program during the 2009 NFL season. On Thursday Kluwe let his voice be heard and said Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams "should be banned for life."
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Vikings punter Kluwe blasts Saints for bounty scandal
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is blasting the New Orleans Saints over the Bountygate scandal. Kluwe tells City Pages Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and linebacker Jonathan Vilma should be banned for life.
Saints' Vilma files appeal of year-long suspension
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is appealing his season-long suspension for his part in BountyGate. Vilma says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shouldn’t have the final say in the matter. Vilma reportedly offered $10,00 to the player who forced Brett Favre out of 2009 NFC title game.
Vikings' Kluwe says activism not a distraction
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe had a rough game last week, including a botched 20-yard kick, and the team brought in another punter for a tryout. Kluwe said he understands that, but he denies that his political activism takes his mind off the game, the Pioneer Press reports. "Why don't you worry more about a children's game than basic human rights?" Kluwe said. "Yeah, I'm generally going to go with basic human rights."
Kluwe opines on the Super Bowl
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has an opinion on just about everything, including the Super Bowl. He's predicting a Patriots victory because head coach Bill Belichick knows how to put his team in a favorable position, and quarterback Tom Brady won't want to feel the sting of another Super Bowl loss.
BountyGate: Vilma sues Goodell
Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday. Goodell has said Vilma led the team's bounty program and offered thousands of dollars to injure opposing team's star players. Vilma's attorney says the false claims have "harmed Jonathan's reputation and ability to make a living."
NFL suspends Vilma for 2012 season for role in BountyGate scandal
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Jonathan Vilma for all of 2012 for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Three other Saints drew suspensions, ranging from three games to eight games.
Reaction: Saints stunned by suspensions
The Saints were stunned and left speechless Wednesday after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell dropped the hammer on them for putting price tags on their opponents heads during their run to the 2009-10 Super Bowl. Needless to say, the likes of Chris Kluwe and other fired up members of purple country had something to say.
Sullivan wants Sharper and McCray punished for roles in bounty scandal
Vikings' center John Sullivan says he still can't go back and watch the 2009 NFC Championship game because it hurts too much. Sullivan, like punter Chris Kluwe, believes Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma should be kicked out of the NFL. He also wants former Saints' safety Darren Sharper and defensive lineman Bobby McCray to be punished for taking shots at Brett Favre.
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