Chris Kluwe’s lawyer: Settlement with Vikings has been reached

Chris Kluwe

The lawyer for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Friday that a settlement has been reached with the team.

“We intend to hold a press conference regarding a settlement being reached amongst the parties,” Clayton Halunen wrote in a text to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

Halunen said Friday that an announcement would be Monday.

“We will have a statement Monday about a settlement,” Halunen said to the Pioneer Press.

Kluwe and his lawyer said last month that they would sue the Vikings over his release last year in hopes of getting the club to unveil the findings of a six-month, 150-page independent investigation into the allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach.

The Vikings have released a 29-page summary of the investigation and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer has been suspended for the first three games of the season.

The Vikings will also make a donation of $100,000 to LGBT rights charitable and educational organizations.

From Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk:

Typically, civil settlements include a confidentiality agreement that restrict all public or private comments to something like this:  “The matter has been resolved.”  Given the intensely public nature of the Kluwe-Vikings feud, there’s a good chance that both sides will agree to a disclosure of at least some of the terms, especially if the money changing hands will go to charities that support gay rights.

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