Vikings hire former state chief justice, U.S. attorney to investigate Chris Kluwe’s claims

The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Chief Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court Eric Magnuson and former U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney Chris Madel to lead an investigation into former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations that special teams coach Mike Priefer used homophobic language.

“It is extremely important for the Vikings organization to react immediately and comprehensively with an independent review of these allegations,” said Vikings Owner Mark Wilf in a press release.

The investigation has actually already started and will consist of meeting with former and current member of the franchise.

“This is a highly sensitive matter that we as an organization will address with integrity,” said Vikings Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Warren in a press release. “Eric and Chris have stellar reputations in both the local and national legal community. They have handled numerous cases involving a wide range of issues, and we are confident they will move swiftly and fairly in completing this investigation.”