Punter Chris Kluwe wants Vikings to release investigation results
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe claims the team failed to release the results of an investigation into his treatment after he expressed support for gay marriage, Pro Football Talk reports.
Kluwe alleged the team treated him unfairly after he spoke his mind on gay marriage, and he says it was part of the reason he was released in 2012. The Vikings agreed to conduct an investigation and release their findings, but have not released them yet.
The punter says that the Vikings have finished their investigation -- conducted by independent investigators -- but that the team is not holding up its agreement to release the findings, according to Pro Football Talk. A statement from Kluwe claims the Vikings told him on Monday that they would not be releasing the findings of the report.
Kluwe will hold a press conference today to discuss his claims against the Vikings.
Pro Football Talk cites Kluwe's claims against one particular coach:
Kluwe, who was the Vikings’ punter from 2005 to 2012, says that special teams coach Mike Priefer began using homophobic comments toward him after Kluwe began to publicly support gay marriage.
Kluwe has not played in a regular season game since being cut by the Vikings.
- Paul Palladino