- Associated Press - Saturday, January 25, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has met with investigators hired by the team to independently assess allegations that an assistant coach made anti-gay comments.

Kluwe wrote in a Jan. 2 article on deadspin.com that coach Mike Priefer made comments because of Kluwe’s outspoken support of gay marriage rights.

Kluwe’s lawyer, Clayton Halunen, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/1dYbehw ) that during a five-hour meeting Friday Kluwe identified kicker Blair Walsh and long snapper Cullen Loeffler as witnesses. Halunen also says there are corroborating text messages from Walsh.

Halunen says Kluwe met with director of player personnel Les Pico to complain before his May 2013 release. The team’s owners say they knew nothing of the allegations prior to Kluwe’s article.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com