Chris Kluwe will hold off lawsuit, resume discussions with the Vikings
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe are going to play nice, it seems, for now.
Last week, Kluwe announced his intention to sue his former team for wrongful termination, among other reasons, after claiming the team wouldn't release their full 150-page investigation commissioned after Kluwe's Deadspin piece in January.
The Vikings still haven't released the full report into allegations of homophobic remarks and discrimination, instead providing a 29-page summarized analysis of the report from a separate legal firm. In conjunction with the summary release on Friday, the Vikings announced their punishments: a three-game suspension for special teams coordinator Mike Priefer and a $100,000 donation to LGBTA causes.
Neither punishment fit what Kluwe was looking for and the situation continued to sour, leading to a rant from Kluwe on his personal Twitter account, followed by leaked information aimed to smear Kluwe.
But after the weekend, Kluwe's attorney Clayton Halunen confirmed the lawsuit has been tabled and the two sides will resume talking, presumably about a settlement both will agree on.
"I have spoken with the Vikings lawyer Joe Anthony and we have agreed to recommend to our clients that they continue with their conversations," Halunen said in an email. "We will not be taking any action pending the completion of those discussions. We are unsure how long the discussions may go on. We cannot comment as to the substance or parameters of those conversations at this time."