A month ago, the Vikings and punter Chris Kluwe seemed to be headed for a knock-down, drag-out litigation extravaganza. Now, not.
According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Kluwe’s lawyer says Vikings and the punter they cut in May 2013 have struck a deal. Kluwe claims that the termination resulted from his advocacy for gay rights.
“We intend to hold a press conference regarding a settlement being reached amongst the parties,” lawyer Clayton Halunen told Tomasson.
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.