The messy dispute between the Minnesota Vikings and their former punter, Chris Kluwe, has been settled. Kluwe had been threatening a $10 million lawsuit against the team, claiming he was let go because of his support for gay marriage.
The Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe.His lawyer says the two sides settled out of court, those terms will be announced at a joint press conference next week.
The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Vikings announced on Tuesday that Ted Wells and Roberta Kaplan have been retained.
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Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s lawyers said that, though they expected to file a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Vikings, they have recommended for the two sides to continue their conversations.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he’s still taking the team to court. He plans to file a defamation and discrimination lawsuit this Wednesday in Hennepin County. The team Friday night suspended a coach that Kluwe had complained about for making anti-gay remarks.
The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay remarks made by Priefer.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have backed down on their promise to release the results of an investigation into homophobia among the team’s coaching staff.
The Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe’s allegations that he was released from the team due to his support of gay marriage.
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Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he was cut from the team due to his public support for gay marriage, calling special teams coach Mike Priefer a “bigot” and general manager Rick Spielman and former head coach Leslie Frazier “cowards,” according to his tell-all Deadline article Thursday.
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The Minnesota Vikings still have a UCLA-educated punter with an erudite degree, one whose background was in soccer before trying his leg at another sport.