We have heard from both Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings about the independent investigation that was conducted to look into whether or not there was discriminatory conduct and behavior inside of the Vikings organization.
Kluwe claims that the Vikings failed to live up to the promise to disclose the findings of the investigation, while the Vikings claim there was never a promise made.
Now, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., the law firm who met with Kluwe and his attorneys, has released a statement on the entire ordeal.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. say that Kluwe was never told the Vikings would not disclose the findings and that those findings are expected to be discussed on Thursday of this week.
The statement reads:
Chris Madel, Eric Magnuson, and Jennifer Robbins of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. met with Chris Kluwe’s attorney, Clayton Halunen, July 14 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the status of the independent investigation and to arrange a meeting between Halunen and Vikings representatives for Thursday, July 17 to continue that discussion. At no time during the July 14 meeting did Madel, Magnuson, or Robbins tell Halunen that the Vikings “would not provide a copy of the report to either Kluwe or the public” as Halunen’s press release of this morning states. At the meeting, Halunen agreed to meet with Vikings representatives on Thursday, and that meeting is still scheduled. It is anticipated that issues relating to the investigation will be discussed at that meeting.
Everyone has no said their piece, so we will have to see how it all plays out.
Kluwe is expected to file a lawsuit against the Vikings, so we will need to stay tuned to see what happens next.