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Kluwe punts on suing Vikings

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Former Minnesota Viking punter Chris Kluwe has decided to keep talking to team officials rather than file a $10 million lawsuit.

Kluwe claims that he was cut from the team in May 2013 because of his support for same-sex marriage. He alleged that Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made homophobic statements in front of the team that contributed to a culture of discrimination. Priefer apologized after the Vikings suspended him for three games.

This summer, Kluwe’s lawyer reached out to the team to restart negotiations rather than proceed immediately to court.

No timetable for the discussions has been set.

Kluwe maintains that a National Football League report on the controversy omitted key details about events leading up to the Vikings’ decision to cut him from the team.

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