Minnesota Vikings suspend Mike Priefer for three games after Chris Kluwe investigation

By Taylor Ellis,

The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer three regular season games for inappropriate conduct following their investigation of allegations by former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.

The suspension can be reduced to two games barring Preifer completes sensitivity training, according to USAtoday.com. The Vikings will also make a $100,000 donation to LGBT causes.

The suspension comes in response to Kluwe and his lawyer clearly expressing their intent to file a lawsuit against the Vikings. Kluwe asked the team to suspend Priefer for four to eight games and make a $1 million donation the LGBT causes, according to ProFootballTalk.

Kluwe alleged that Priefer made homophobic remarks before the Vikings cut Kluwe in May 2013. Kluwe believes his active role as a voice for LGBT issues lead to his termination with the Vikings.

"They had that opportunity (to settle). They didn't take advantage of it. There will be litigation. The first thing we'll request is a copy of the full report and we are going to do our best to make it public," Kluwe’s attorney said.

It is unknown whether the suspension will affect Priefer’s job after the upcoming season.



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