Vikings Asst. Coach Mike Priefer Denies Kluwe ‘Bigot’ Accusations: ‘I Have Gay Family Members…’

Minnesota Vikings Assistant Coach Mike Priefer, whom Chris Kluwe called a "bigot" in a statement accusing team officials of releasing him because of his gay activism, issued a statement yesterday denying Kluwe's claims.

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“I vehemently deny today’s allegations made by Chris Kluwe. I want to be clear that I do not tolerate discrimination of any type and am respectful of all individuals. I personally have gay family members who I love and support just as I do any family member. The comments today have not only attacked my character and insulted my professionalism, but they have also impacted my family.”