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Interviews completed and the Vikings will get Priefer investigation findings next week

Posted by: Matt Vensel under Vikings, Chris Kluwe, Vikings special teams Updated: June 18, 2014 - 7:43 PM

It looks as if the investigation into Chris Kluwe’s claims that Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made anti-gay remarks during the 2012 season is close to becoming public.

All interviews have been completed, according to former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Chris Madel, one of the investigators, and the team’s independent investigation into Priefer has reached its conclusion. The findings are expected to be finalized and handed over to the Vikings next week.

After they receive the report, the Vikings may have to huddle up with the NFL’s legal team before the results are made public and an announcement is made about whether Priefer will be disciplined. That process could still take a couple of weeks, but the end is in sight.

Meanwhile, Kluwe’s attorney, Clayton Halunen, was scheduled to meet with the Vikings’ lawyers on Thursday to further discuss the investigation into Priefer.

Priefer was accused by Kluwe, the former Vikings punter, of making anti-gay remarks during the 2012 season. Kluwe, in an article published on the website Deadspin in January, also said that he believed his public support of marriage equality led to his release from the team in 2013.

The Vikings launched a lengthy investigation into Priefer, who has been on the staff since 2011. Madel is heading the investigation along with former Minnesota Supreme Court chief justice Eric Magnuson.

Priefer, who was retained by new coach Mike Zimmer, said earlier today that his focus is on football.

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