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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:



11 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 15



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



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


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.


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.


Halunen & Associates
Clayton Halunen, 612-605-4098
Big Thunder PR
Doug Hovelson, 612-722-5501 - 612-998-0789 (cell)