The Vikings’ investigation into Chris Kluwe’s allegations about homophobia within the organization has been hampered by one person refusing to cooperate.
Chris Madel, one of the attorneys investigating the matter at the request of the Vikings, told the Pioneer Press that one individual — whom he wouldn’t name — is withholding information.
“If that person gave us an interview tomorrow, then we could have the report in less than two weeks,” Madel said. “That person to date has not been cooperative. There have been delays in the investigation due to some people refusing to be interviewed that were subsequently interviewed.”
Kluwe has cooperated with the investigation, talking to the investigators once in January and once in May.
The Vikings launched the investigation after Kluwe said special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made homophobic remarks to Kluwe after Kluwe began speaking out in favor of gay marriage. Kluwe also believes his gay advocacy contributed to the Vikings’ decision to cut him. Priefer denies the charge, and the Vikings decided to keep him on the coaching staff even after changing head coaches this offseason.