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Here's Mike Priefer's response to Chris Kluwe's anti-gay allegations

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Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer was torn to shreds by former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe today, Kluwe stating the goal of his Deadspin article is to make sure Priefer never gets another job in the NFL.

The Vikings reacted to the article, and now Priefer has as well. Here's his full statement on the allegations acquired by the Star Tribune, which not surprisingly, deny Kluwe's claims.

"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."

Kluwe backed up his words earlier today on 1500 ESPN.

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