Now that the Vikings have completed their investigation into the homophobia alleged to have been rampant in their organization, they are refusing to release the findings.
Obviously, the independent probe must have confirmed Chris Kluwe's accusations, the ones that hacks like Kevin Seifert suggested were ill-founded.
In response, Kluwe will announce his plans to sue the team.
Says the free agent punter:
It's outrageous to me that the Vikings would choose to hide the facts of the investigation from me and from their fans.
Kluwe added during an appearance on KFAN:
Minnesota Vikings fans are the real losers in this sad affair. The fans deserve to know that what I said about Priefer and the way the Vikings let me go was the truth. I was persecuted and then fired for standing up for what I believe in, all because some small-minded, bigoted people think that homophobia is okay in the NFL. It is not okay, and now it seems like we'll have to go to court to force the Vikings to admit that.
That's Mike Priefer, the former Broncos ST coordinator, who holds that same position with the Vikings.
Naturally, Minnesota is scrambling to head off this burgeoning PR disaster:
As Magnuson and Madel confirmed today, the Vikings have never made or broken promises as Kluwe and his attorney Clayton Halunen have claimed. The Vikings have also never engaged in the various comments that Kluwe and Halunen have provided to the media over the past six months. This Thursday, July 17, the team has a meeting scheduled between Halunen and Vikings attorneys to discuss next steps
As we have consistently communicated throughout this process, the Vikings will have further comment when the investigation is entirely complete and the team has made determinations on next steps.