Kluwe doesn't back down from tweet about Jackson, Mankins

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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe isn't backing down from his controversial tweet criticizing Patriots guard Logan Mankins and Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson for potentially holding up the new collective bargaining agreement.

The agents for Mankins and Jackson are reportedly considering suing the league to become unrestricted free agents or be paid $10 million apiece in compensation. Both are part of the Brady v. NFL antitrust case, and that legal maneuver could delay the ratification of a new labor agreement.

On Wednesday, Kluwe tweeted: "Sigh, and once again greed is the operative byword. Congrats [Drew] Brees, [Peyton] Manning, Mankins, and Jackson for being 'that guy.' #douchebags"

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Saints quarterback Drew Brees are also part of the antitrust suit.

Also on Tuesday, Brees tweeted: "I want no special perks. My job is to get a fair deal for all players, and I am proud to represent them all - past, present and future."

Kluwe re-tweeted that post, but also isn't backing down from his comment.

"I'll keep being me," Kluwe told Scout.com's Tim Yotter. "I figure until they actually fire me from the game of football, I think I'll keep putting out stuff that justifies my position.

"The other thing, too, is that I try not to say stuff that's blatantly attention-getting or anything like that. At the same time, when you see something like that go down, it just made me want to say something."

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