LIVE › 5:03 p.m. John Randle - Former Viking, NFL HOF
NEXT › 5:30 p.m. Dow Jones Money Report - with Bruce Vale from the Wall Street Journal
5:40 p.m. Chip Scoggins - Star Tribune Columnist
6 p.m. ESPN SportsCenter
7 p.m. ESPN SportsCenter
7:05 p.m. The Beer Show
8 p.m. ESPN SportsCenter
Updated: December 12th, 2012 10:02am
Vikings' Chris Kluwe fined $5,250 for wearing 'Vote Ray Guy' on jersey

Vikings' Chris Kluwe fined $5,250 for wearing 'Vote Ray Guy' on jersey

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
Email | Twitter
SportsWire Daily

Get the 1500 ESPN SportsWire delivered to your inbox daily, and keep up with all the news in Twin Cities Sports

Signup!

Chris Kluwe knew he was going to pay for wearing a makeshift "Vote Ray Guy" patch on his jersey on Sunday.

The Minnesota Vikings' punter got the fine from the NFL on Wednesday -- the standard $5,250 for a first uniform violation.

"I knew the potential consequences going in," Kluwe wrote on Twitter. "Don't cry for me Argentina."

The Vikings wore patches on their jerseys on Sunday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Upon learning the patch would be on his jersey, Kluwe got some athletic tape, covered the patch on his uniform and made a statement about the punter he believes should be in Canton.

Kluwe acknowledged after the game that "(o)f course, I'm going to get fined. For me, it's hard to support a Hall of Fame that doesn't recognize punters."

The fine arrived in an email from the league.

"My favorite part of the fine email from the NFL -- they end it with 'sincerely,'" Kluwe tweeted. "It's the little touches that let you know they care.

"The good news is all the money goes to support former players through the NFL charity programs. Maybe they'll vote for Ray Guy."

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
Email Tom | @TomPelissero | Tom Pelissero
In this story: Chris Kluwe
6268