It's been almost three years since former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe went public with allegations that he lost his job because of his political views — and that special teams coach Mike Priefer was a "bigot."
Not long after Kluwe published those allegations on Deadspin, clear sides started to form. And Blair Walsh was on the side of Priefer. Walsh, a rookie in 2012 and Kluwe's teammate that season, said in a statement shortly after Kluwe's post: "In my time here at Minnesota, Rick Spielman and Leslie Frazier have exemplified true leadership. Contrary to Chris' statements, they have promoted a workplace environment that was conducive for success."
I'm not sure if you believe in karma or the statute of limitations on it, but Kluwe seems to be a believer. Shortly after news broke Tuesday that Walsh had been waived, Kluwe tweeted, "Karma's a nasty lady."
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