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Chris Kluwe News Conference Today in Minneapolis Over Minnesota Vikings’ Silence on Investigative Findings

Kluwe and Attorney Clayton Halunen to Discuss Possible Course of Action in Light of Vikings’ Stonewalling

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Big Thunder Public Relations:

WHEN:

 

11 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 15

 

WHERE:

Halunen & Associates, IDS Building, 80 South Eight Street, Suite 1650, Minneapolis

 

WHO:

Chris Kluwe, former Minnesota Vikings punter, and Clayton Halunen, attorney, Halunen & Associates, www.halunenlaw.com
 

WHAT:

News conference, at which time Kluwe and his attorney will voice their concerns about the Minnesota Vikings’ reneging on a promise to release a copy of their investigation into allegations of homophobic behavior by a coach. On Monday, July 14, the Vikings informed Kluwe’s attorney that they would not provide a copy of the report to either Kluwe or the public.
 

WHY:

In January 2014, the Vikings hired two highly respected Minnesota legal figures to conduct an independent investigation into Kluwe’s allegations that a coach – and the team itself – used homophobic slurs and taunts in an effort to quash his public support for gay marriage rights. Kluwe alleged in a January Deadspin article that he was fired by the Vikings for being an outspoken gay rights advocate – and that a coach, Mike Priefer, had openly and privately made homophobic comments and slurs intended to intimidate Kluwe. The Vikings promised to make a full report of the investigation available to Kluwe and his attorney. Now, more than six months later, the investigators have handed over their report to the Vikings – and the Vikings refuse to give Kluwe a copy of the report.

Contacts

Halunen & Associates
Clayton Halunen, 612-605-4098
halunen@halunenlaw.com
or
Big Thunder PR
Doug Hovelson, 612-722-5501 - 612-998-0789 (cell)
doughovelson@msn.com