For the most part, the Minnesota Vikings as an organization have remained silent regarding the slew of allegations tossed their way from former punter Chris Kluwe. Well on Friday they decided to break that silence, and they’re throwing the house at Kluwe.
If you’ll remember, back in January, Kluwe penned an article on Deadspin that more or less tore the Vikings and the way they run their organization apart.
Well the Vikings hired a law firm to investigate the entire matter, and on Friday they released what they had found, which you can view in its entirety at this link here.
One of the main points from Kluwe’s article was homophobic comments made by special teams coordinator Mike Priefer. However, in turn, it was found that Kluwe had made light of the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State sex scandal.
Via Pro Football Talk:
“Kluwe also made fun of the Vikings’ then Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Kanavy, an alumnus of‒and former coach at‒Penn State University, concerning the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State situation,” the memo states. “In his interview, Kanavy explained that Kluwe cut the seat out of his pants and then put them on to imitate a victim of the Penn State child-abuse scandal. According to Kanavy, Kluwe said that he was a ‘Penn State victim’ and to ‘stay away’ from him while his buttocks were exposed.
It was also stated in the report that Priefer will be forced to serve a three-game suspension for the incidents in question.