Vikings punter Chris Kluwe gained widespread attention last season when he drew a diagram on the whiteboard in the locker room mocking the NFL’s training video on helmet-to-helmet hits, then tweeted a picture of it. Now Kluwe is back to his old hijinks.
On Friday Kluwe tweeted, “This is what happens when I have too much free time from not being able to do my job,” with a link to a picture of another diagram he had drawn on another whiteboard.
The diagram, titled “CBA Meeting,” shows a greedy owner carrying a bag of money and wearing a cowboy hat, demanding money from a player. Underneath, Kluwe writes, “Dear NFL — If you’re looking for money, just show us. We’re not unreasonable men. A compromise can be reached, but not without trust.”
After that, Kluwe tweeted a picture of a second whiteboard. On that one is written Kluwe’s mockery of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s letter to the players.
“Dear Employee #1364,” the mock-letter begins. “I am sending you this impersonal form letter because I care about you as a player (snicker). As such, I urge you to accept our last offer, one that would cut $30 million from the veteran salary cap, reduce your percentage of revenue from 50% to 32% over 8 years, reduce the number of practices (since we don’t make any money off those anyways) in the offseason, and provide you with health insurance which will void if you ever work another job. You’re getting a great deal here. Really. Trust me. (unrestrained laughter) Sincerely, Rog”
If the lockout keeps Kluwe out of work for long, he may be able to get a job as a cartoonist.