Ex-Vikings punter: Coach made anti-gay remarks
In an article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Kluwe wrote that coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe’s outspoken support of a gay marriage amendment in Minnesota.
Hours later, Priefer issued a statement disputing Kluwe’s portrayal of the events. ‘‘I want to be clear that I do not tolerate discrimination of any type and am respectful of all individuals,’’ Priefer said. ‘‘I personally have gay family members who I love and support just as I do any family member.’‘
The Vikings said in a statement that they take the allegations ‘‘very seriously and will thoroughly review this matter.’‘
If a "thorough review" includes a chat with Kluwe's teammates who were supposedly within earshot of Priefer's alleged rants, then this story should sort itself out rather quickly.