The recent fallout in Miami is a sober reminder that the NFL locker room is not immune to drama, nor is it exempt from workplace misconduct being investigated and punished. One giant monkey on the back of the Vikings organization continues to be the investigation into the allegations made by punter Chris Kluwe against Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer.
There are many reasons for an individual to note the outcome of the investigation when the time comes. When you narrow the interest down to just the football ramifications, however, there are no positive outcomes likely.
If the investigators deem that Priefer, General Manager Rick Spielman, Owner Zygi Wilf, or the Vikings organization as a whole are indeed guilty of bigotry and workplace misconduct then heads could roll at Winter Park. This scenario played out (or is playing out currently) in Miami and it isn’t pretty.
This is the point in the offseason where the coaching ranks have been pretty well picked over and trying to replace a guy like Priefer, who even Kluwe admits is a very good special teams coach, would almost certainly result in a lesser on-field product. That type of scenario would certainly hinder the team’s chances at success in 2014.