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Kluwe meets with investigators over allegations

January 25, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has met with investigators looking into allegations that an assistant coach made anti-gay comments.

In an article posted Jan. 2 on the website Deadspin, Kluwe wrote that coach Mike Priefer made comments against Kluwe's support of gay marriage.

Kluwe's lawyer, Clayton Halunen, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press ( that during a five-hour meeting Friday Kluwe identified kicker Blair Walsh and long snapper Cullen Loeffler as witnesses. Halunen also says there are corroborating text messages from Walsh.

Halunen says Kluwe met with director of player personnel Les Pico to complain before his May 2013 release. The team issued a statement Jan. 2, nothing it just became aware of Kluwe's allegations.

In a statement Saturday, Vikings owners said they didn't know about the allegations before the article.

The Vikings launched the independent investigation.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,



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