The press conference that Chris Kluwe held in Minneapolis today got over about half an hour ago, and the Minnesota Vikings have released a statement about allegations that they have been withholding the results of the investigation into the conduct of special teams coach Mike Priefer.
Christopher Madel, the Minneapolis attorney that was one of the people conducting the investigation, released this statement during Kluwe's press conference.
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 news 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.
Clayton Halunen, the attorney for Chris Kluwe, alleges that the Vikings said they would not provide Kluwe a copy of the report or make it public, as Madel's statement says. Both the Vikings and Madel say that no such declaration was made.
As crazy as this is going to sound. . .somebody's not being entirely truthful here. Eventually, which side isn't being truthful about this is going to come out. Either the team said they weren't going to disclose the results of the investigation, or they didn't.
In any case, it doesn't look like this little adventure is going to end any time soon.