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Chris Kluwe's attorney: Vikings asking for lawsuit

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10:35 AM ET 02.08 | The lawyer for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Thursday condemned an investigation into alleged anti-gay remarks by special teams coordinator Mike Priefer as a "charade" and pledged to sue the team. "My one word description is 'outrageous,' " attorney Clayton Halunen said after the Vikings announced Priefer would be retained as part of new head coach Mike Zimmer's staff. "It's almost unimaginable that there's a pending investigation regarding whether or not this guy engaged in homophobic, hate-filled behavior and without even a conclusion in the findings they've retained this person as a coach, as a leader." Kluwe has accused Priefer of making homophobic remarks during the 2012 season and contends his release last May was related to his activism for same-sex marriage. Priefer, one of seven holdovers from the previous staff of fired head coach Leslie Frazier, has denied Kluwe's accusations. The Vikings began investigating the allegations after they appeared Jan. 2 in an article Kluwe wrote for the website Deadspin.com. "It's unbelievable to us," Halunen said of the decision to keep Priefer on the coaching staff. "It shows that the Vikings are not sincere about this supposed investigation, that it's a mere charade, and at the end of the day they're going to cover up this. "It's just a matter of when we begin litigation. That's the only question in my mind now. Do we immediately file suit or do we wait and see if we get the confirmation we get from their supposed investigation?"

St. Paul Pioneer Press

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February 8, 2014  10:55 AM ET

Kluwe and his attorney should be put on an island ,then repeatedly nuke it

February 8, 2014  11:01 AM ET

Peter King and DeadSpin refuse for this clown's (Klown?) 15 minutes to end. He was an ok punter, a good place holder, and cared more for running his mouth than the team. And I say this as one that supports his views.

February 8, 2014  11:36 AM ET

It wouldn't surprise me if coaches called their players homophobic slurs in order to motivate them with embarrassment. But you can't prove hearsay.

Kluwe needs to take it down a notch because he's only hurting his own reputation at this point.

February 8, 2014  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Kluwe and his attorney should be put on an island ,then repeatedly nuke it

You think the first nuke wouldn't be sufficient enough? What are you attempting to do, create an X-men-esque mutant of Kluwe's remains?

February 8, 2014  11:56 AM ET

I wish his parents were gay.

February 8, 2014  12:01 PM ET
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I wish his parents were gay.

Hey Big Daddy, How have you been?

February 8, 2014  12:10 PM ET
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Hey Big Daddy, How have you been?

Very well. And how have you been ?

February 8, 2014  12:12 PM ET
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It wouldn't surprise me if coaches called their players homophobic slurs in order to motivate them with embarrassment. But you can't prove hearsay.Kluwe needs to take it down a notch because he's only hurting his own reputation at this point.

He was a punter. His reputation has nowhere to go but up.

February 8, 2014  12:12 PM ET
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Very well. And how have you been ?

Just livin the dream, everyone is doing well. I'm getting a little sick of the cold and snow though...

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February 8, 2014  12:16 PM ET
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Just livin the dream, everyone is doing well. I'm getting a little sick of the cold and snow though...

Myself brother. It has been very cold here but we did get some good snow so we can live with that. Had a good hunting season, some nice deer taken offf the place. Quail are not up to great numbers but rebounding. We started a feeding and watering program to help them.

February 8, 2014  12:17 PM ET
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Talk about a lawsuit is cheap.File the damn thing, then you've got a story.

And how is Dole today ?

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February 8, 2014  12:41 PM ET
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Are you affected by drought or severe weather?

Drought has been bad here but we did get rain last spring at good times. We have had more snow than usual so that will help going into spring. We shipped cattle and bought hay last year.

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February 8, 2014  01:34 PM ET
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Hopefully good grazing for you this year.

Thank you and 1180 Bovines thank you.

February 8, 2014  01:40 PM ET

If their was no investigation, he would be bitching about that, go figure!

February 8, 2014  04:32 PM ET

again who's to say after this investigation that they don't fire pheiffer

 
February 8, 2014  04:43 PM ET

Good luck signing with another team!

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