It appears as though one of the major dark clouds that has been hanging above the Minnesota Vikings organization is lifted. Disgruntled former employee Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement that will avoid a high profile and possibly long drawn out legal affair. The details of this case would have exposed a ton of the dirt in both the Vikings organization and career of Chris Kluwe.
At this time, there are no details as to the terms of the out-of-court settlement, but a joint press conference has been scheduled for Monday to announce what the two sides agreed upon.
Here is a tweet from ESPN’s Ben Goessling breaking the news from his Twitter page:
Clayton Halunen says in a text the #Vikings have agreed to a settlement with Chris Kluwe, and will hold a joint press conference next week
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) August 15, 2014
Clayton Halunen is the legal representative for Chris Kluwe in this matter, in case you haven’t been keeping up on the developing situation over the past couple months.
This is great news for both sides. Keeping this suit out of the courtroom helps keep a cleaner public image of both parties and allows the front office of the Vikings to completely focus on the upcoming season.
While special teams coach Mike Priefer will still endure a 3 game suspension at the beginning of the season, the Vikings organization shouldn’t see a big impact on the football field from this ordeal. Hopefully this settlement means that we’ve heard the last of this situation, but you never know how things will happen.