Someone is lying and it is the reason you should never just assume one person side of the story is correct.
Here is what Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer had to say.
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 primary reason I entered coaching was to affect people in a positive way. As a coach, I have always created an accepting environment for my players, including Chris, and have looked to support them both on and off the field.
The comments today have not only attacked my character and insulted my professionalism, but they have also impacted my family. While my career focus is to be a great professional football coach, my number one priority has always been to be a protective husband and father to my wife and children.
I will continue to work hard for the Minnesota Vikings, the Wilf family and all of our loyal fans.
For the record while I believe Kluwe is just using this as a way to stay relevant, I tend to believe he didn’t make things up, but was very smart to keep a record of comments.
Without witnesses though, it will be hard to prove who is lying.