In this July 15, 2014, file photo, former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, right, speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis. Kluwe says he's reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release. Kluwe had accused the Vikings of cutting him over his activism on gay rights issues. He said Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that the Vikings have agreed to donate to several nonprofits to help raise awareness in professional sports about LGBT issues.  (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores, File )  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe’s claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage rights.

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