Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe alleges that his former special teams coach, Mike Priefer, had used homophobic slurs after he began speaking out in support of gay marriage. Now, Kluwe is claiming that he has proof.
According to Kluwe’s lawyer, text messages from kicker Blair Walsh confirm that Walsh heard the same homophobic comments that Kluwe heard during special teams meetings and on the field.
Walsh has denied that he heard any of the comments, but Kluwe’s lawyer, Clayton Halunen, claims that Walsh was lying.
“If Walsh is going to lie, this will all be exposed, I’m confident,” Halunen said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “If Walsh is going to lie, that’s his choice. But at the end of the day, we believe this is going to come out. We have evidence. So he made that choice, I guess.”
Eventually we may find out what messages Kluwe has in his possession and it will certainly be interesting to see how the situation continues to play out.
If Kluwe’s accusations are proven to be true, then Priefer could have a difficult time landing another job.